Youngsters need to balance T20 with traditional game: Wasim Jaffer

The seasoned and prolific Mumbai batsman observed that most of the younger players did not look keen to bat the entire day or bowl a lot of overs, which are essential to succeed in first class cricket, post the success of the Indian Premier T20 League.

updated: January 06, 2014 21:30 IST
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Mumbai: Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer on Monday asked the youngsters to strike a right balance between Twenty20 cricket and the traditional formats of the game for reaping rewards.

"If you ask any cricketer, the hardest form is Test cricket because there are no short-cuts. The shorter the game gets, it gets a lot easier. That is probably one thing.

"I won't say it's a concern because players get rewarded financially, but at the same time they need to find the balance. They need to keep the hunger to play Test cricket," Jaffer said here at a media conference organised by his employers, Indian Oil Corporation.

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