Originally Posted by Richard
I think anyone who was honestly expecting every single top-level cricketer to think the way we-who-consider-our-fanship-of-the-highest-quality think was asking far, far too much. Not everyone is going to conform, and the likes of Gayle who want Twenty20 more than they want Tests can jolly well go and have their cake. What we don't want is attitudes like this being encouraged. However, that they were unavoidable in some cases was always 100% inevitable.
Sure, but as I said, its one think preferring a format.
Its another being a test captain of one of the traditional and most beloved test cricketing nations in the game's history, saying he wouldn't mind if test cricket was wiped out.
Of course, if his comments were in jest or pulling the interviewer's leg, then its a totally different matter.
But if there was truth to it, its a very serious issue. This isn't Dwayne Smith saying it, its the test captain.