‘Indian players do not leave Test cricket for T20 league’ statement of South African legend

Brian McMillan on Test and T20 leagues: Ever since the South African team was announced for the two-match Test series to be played on the New Zealand tour, the South African Cricket Board and players have been criticized in the cricket world. This is because the Proteas team includes seven uncapped players for these two Test matches. Along with this, the captaincy of the team has also been handed over to an uncapped player.

The reason for this decision of the South African Cricket Board is because when the Test series against New Zealand starts, at the same time T20 league will also be being played in South Africa. In such a situation, almost all the big players of South Africa will be seen playing in this T20 league. This uproar has arisen because the players have given priority to T20 league instead of Test cricket.

Former South African cricketers are continuously criticizing this decision and raising questions on the priority of the players. South African legend Brian McMillan has also been included in this list. He has strongly reprimanded the players of his country. He has even said that Indian players do not stop playing Test cricket for any T20 league.

What did Macmillan say?
While talking to PTI, Brian says, ‘I hope today’s cricketers are earning good money otherwise it is not easy to lead a life. One of our players (Henrik Klaasen) has recently retired from Test cricket so that he can play T20 league. I now know how a country should run its players.

Brian says, ‘The world thinks that you should give priority to your country first and this is what happens in India. You will see that Kohli and other Indian players are playing good Test cricket. He does not stop playing Test cricket to play BBL. Test cricket is in danger but I think it is still the ultimate game.

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