Indian Test team off-spinner R Ashwin has hit out at critics of The Hundred tournament that is gaining popularity in England. The 100-ball format, which is in its inaugural edition, has attracted crowds as well as record viewership for this year’s cricket in England. Its critics include former India captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar.
Those who did not understand this format commented vaguely about frequent changes in rules and formats. To many, innovation is not encouraged and is often misunderstood. When someone films a movie, we should watch it in the theatre and [only] then criticise it. Making irrelevant comments even before going to theatre does not work. We should appreciate the attempt and give credit to it, Ashwin said on his youtube channel.”
Ashwin, who is touring England with the Indian Test team and is gearing up for the five-Test series which begins from August 4 said that he enjoyed the experience of watching the format.