File photograph of Yuvraj Singh (left) and Irfan Pathan.© Instagram
Former Indian cricket crew all-rounder Irfan Pathan had the proper reply after teammate Yuvraj Singh expressed his doubts about the way forward for ODI cricket. Throughout the third ODI encounter between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday, Yuvraj was extraordinarily dissatisfied by the low turnouts on the Greenfield Worldwide Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He took to Twitter to specific his views and requested his followers whether or not they really feel that ODI cricket is dying with crowd numbers taking place.
“… However concern for me half empty stadium? Is someday cricket dying?” Yuvraj wrote on Twitter.
Pathan was fast to react as he stated that Yuvraj’s return to the sector can be sufficient to draw followers.
“Bhai pads pehan lo. Aajegi jantaaa (Bro put on pads [come back playing], the group will come),” he stated.
Bhai pads pehan lo. Aajegi jantaaa
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 15, 2023
The recently-concluded ODI sequence noticed a number of one-sided encounters with India profitable all three video games with absolute ease. On Sunday, Greenfield Stadium noticed an enormous variety of empty seats as official numbers claimed that solely 17,000 individuals turned up on the stadium with a 38,000 capability.
“We by no means had a half-empty stadium. There are a number of causes. We do not see a lot curiosity in ODIs these days,” Kerala Cricket Affiliation media supervisor Krishna Prasad instructed PTI.
“Furthermore, the sequence was performed and dusted in Kolkata (with India taking an unassailable 2-0 lead), and with the opponents being Sri Lanka many individuals selected to not come to the stadium,” he added.
Solely Eden Gardens noticed a crowd of over 50,000 with even Guwahati failing to promote out all of the tickets.
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