Gautam Gambhir says “I find the win in 50-over WC more rewarding than a T20 World Cup.” Gambhir believes that a 50-over World Cup. It has a novelty attached to it and is more rewarding than a T20 World Cup. He is of the view that staging the shortest format World Cup. Every two years dilutes the importance of the competition. Gambhir was a crucial cog within the nation’s triumph within the T20 World Cup 2007. Moreover, within the ODI World Cup 2011. Gambhir scored 75 runs within the final of the inaugural T20 World Cup. He scored a heroic thump of 97 runs in the final. And after that the 50-over World Cup 2011 at Wankhede Stadium.
“Born in 1981 and seeing cricket through the 90s and later, I find the win in the 50-over World Cup more rewarding as compared to T20s. There is a novelty attached to the 50-over format. It is staged every four years whereas the T20 World Cup comes around in almost no time. We have one now and another next year in Australia. Yes, the schedules have gone haywire due to Covid, but I am not sure if the fans can really recall the outcome of the previous T20 World Cup with the same accuracy as its 50-over counterpart,” Gautam Gambhir said.
Gambhir explains that the authorities should deliberate on the idea. In pushing the T20 World Cups every three years to escalate the tournament’s novelty.
“If anything, the authorities can deliberate on the idea of pushing the T20 World Cup every three years. If I become a champion today I would want to hold on to that position for at least some time.” Gambhir added.
Lastly, the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 was originally scheduled. Also, to be held in 2020. However, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the ICC to push the tournament into the current year. Australia will host another T20 World Cup in 2022. Moreover, after lifting the inaugural T20 World Cup trophy in 2007. Similarly, in South Africa, India has never regained their T20 title. After falling one step short in 2014. The Men in Blue lost to West Indies in the semifinals in 2016.