Test Match. ODI. T20.
I absolutely loved Sharad Sharma’s articulation. He says, and I paraphrase, in a 5-day test match, it’s acceptable to have periods of rest. Then came the one-day international matches, condensing play into 4-5 hours of intensity (one innings). This shift drastically increased the demand for fitness. Being a Gavaskar was no longer sufficient; you needed to be a fit Gavaskar. The demands for fitness, temperament, and skill escalated further with T20 matches.
Similarly, our careers are undergoing a transformation. Will most of us be able to transition from test matches to ODIs to T20s, adapting to these changing times?”