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Test cricket is becoming boring for fans, says Shane Warne


NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne smiles during day four of the second Test match between England and the West Indies at Trent Bridge on May 28, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

New Delhi: Legendary spinner Shane Warne believes that Test cricket, game’s traditional format, is “becoming boring for the fans.”

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Adding his weight to the debate about Test cricket, which is considered as the toughest of the present three formats, Warne took to Twitter to express his concern saying, “Should we just leave test cricket as it is & hope people start watching again ? It’s very sad, but Test cricket is becoming boring for the fans.”

“Test cricket needs – Promotion, more attacking cricket from the captains, pitches need to spin or seam, not flat & players need to entertain,” he added.

The leg-spin great offered his views on Test cricket on the day when one of the most memorable things happened as England were defeated by Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh yesterday recorded their first Test victory over England, taking all ten wickets in a single session thanks to teenage off-spin sensation Mehedi Hasan to win the second Test by 108 runs and square the two-match series.

The Asian minnows had secured Test status in 2000 and the win was only their eighth in 95 Tests.