Chopra reckons the presence of different formats will keep cricket thriving.

Former player Aakash Chopra was asked whether Trent Boult opting out of central contract and Ben Stokes’ retirement indicate the slow death of international cricket. He said no.

“I won’t say that international cricket is going to die. It will not end because league cricket is just one format. We always give the example of football, but football has one format, and when that got commercialized, leagues became important and international football was left behind.”

Chopra reckons the presence of different formats will keep cricket thriving.

“Football became World Cup to World Cup and friendlies. But international cricket has different formats, and only T20 leagues are there. The T10 leagues might happen, but Test and ODI cricket will remain at the top.

Chopra, however, concluded that ODI cricket could soon end.

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