Chennai: Emphasising the significance of Test cricket when the slam-bang T20 format is gaining huge popularity, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar asked the game's administrators to ensure that the longer version of the game remains the "pinnacle" of the sport.
Delivering the inaugural MAK Pataudi memorial lecture on Wednesday, instituted in the memory of the former charismatic Indian captain who passed away in 2011, Gavaskar reminded the cricket administrators their duty to ensure the survival of Test cricket.
"Test cricket is the pinnacle. That's the format through which you will be recognised. It's how you do at Test level. Out of 10 Test playing nations, four or five are major Test countries, who should ensure that Test cricket remains pinnacle," said Gavaskar with ICC CEO Dave Richardson in attendance.