Waqar Younis, like Sachin Tendulkar, has often been found coming up with innovative ideas for the improvement of cricket, but his recent idea didn't go down well with the fans. The former pacer had stated that Test matches could be popularised by organizing matches with two innings of 10 overs each.
Earlier this year, Younis had managed to send Twitter into an angry meltdown after suggesting that the games in the Women’s World Cup could be reduced to 30 overs from the current 50-over format. His tweet caused a stir among cricket enthusiasts
After the conclusion of the successful T10 Cricket League in Sharjah, where many stars including Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Eoin Morgan had participated, Younis came up with an innovative suggestion that the 10-over format could be organized in Test cricket as well in hope of regaining the fading interest among the fans to follow the longest version of the game. He also stated that by having two innings of 10 overs each, along with leads, trails
He wrote on Twitter, “To feed my love of Test cricket and to build on this T10 initiative, how about T10 matches in Test format? Two innings, 10 overs each with leads/trails,
To feed my love of Test cricket and to build on this T10 initiative, how about T10 matches in Test format? Two innings, 10 overs each with leads/trails, follow on, etc. Innovation & change is the only way forward in this world. Thoughts?— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) December 18, 2017
However, the weird suggestion was met with a lot of flak on social media with people even asking the former Pakistan skipper not to come up with any idea that would hurt the game.
You should sleep ... Looks like you been awake for too long ..— Masroor Hamdani (@Masroor_Hamdani) December 18, 2017
Bull shit don't spoil the cricket 🙏🙏 do something else to attract the crowd but not really this one 🙏— Dilip (@dilip_0235) December 19, 2017
Rubbish. I think losses after losses as coach you have lost your mind. Let cricket remain as cricket. Don't make it a circus.— Naveed (@Naveed654) December 18, 2017
What an Idea . HOW ABOUT SUPER OVER TEST MATCH. it will take the cricket world to another level. 😂— अंकित राज मिश्र 🇮🇳 (@ANKITRAJMISHRA) December 20, 2017
You should have CHANGED (it's the only way forward, sadly it's backward for you) waqar to bekaar after retirement. Next year you will come with idea of playing cricket only on PlayStations— SHASHANK JAIN (@J_Shasha) December 20, 2017
Trust me this tweet will go in hall of fame.....terrible idea— Shazz (@shah5981) December 20, 2017
Ravi Rampaul or Shane Shillingford? Who will take more wickets?
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