Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
Yeah. I don't mind them or the noise, though I usually associate the songs and so on more with ODI cricket than test cricket. It's funny watching older test cricket clips, even into the early 90s, because of how quiet the crowd is compared to these days. I was watching the 1989 Ashes the other day, and the crowd was just dead silent until a boundary was hit or a wicket fell, in which case there was polite clapping.
ODIs from the 80s are the opposite though.
Funny you should say that, I find it's completely the opposite in England. There is generally more going on in the field at a faster pace in ODIs, so there is less banter, songs, chants etc from the crowd.