Mumbai: Did Test cricket ever really enjoy top precedence in India? Will a series-win in Australia ever match the emotional high of a World Cup triumph?
Former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi reckoned the problem lies with the fans who are more attracted to the shorter versions of the game. "We are not like Australia or England, where crowds live and die by Test cricket. We just don't get enough crowd support while playing Test cricket, and it's the Board's duty to keep generating interest in the format.
"In a way everything that is happening (the heavy loss against England) is for the good. Suddenly, youngsters are realising Tests is the ultimate thing," Pautadi told MiD DAY.