Melbourne: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden concedes that Twenty20 cricket is breeding technically unsound players and has the potential to distract cricketers and administrators but suggests that the format should be embraced for the sake of spectators.
"It is a totally different mind space. We grew up leaving the ball and now it is all about hitting the ball and I think that has changed the way cricket is played. In shield cricket you can see on wickets that are green and seaming that there are not many batters who have a technique that can deal with that," Hayden said.
The left-hander, who was extremely successful in IPL due to his power hitting, said he would have definitely made some adjustments to his game had the T20 been around earlier.