I was once one of the most vociferous anti-Twenty20 voices around these parts. But I've come to accept it, as I have been somewhat entertained by this World Cup to date. More so than the 50-over tournament, at least. And I was certainly entertained by the WI-Eng games earlier this year. I still greatly prefer 50-over cricket to Twenty20, but this shorter game does have its merits - economic mostly.
And I have no problem with it, in that respect, once it isn't overdone to add to player burnout. Because it's the most attractive thing about cricket to many people outside of the sport, and I consider that a plus. It's essentially marijuana, a gateway drug.
I don't think it's tainting the sport. Once the statistics are kept separately from ODI stats (and they are), it's fine by me.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."