Ravi Shastri weighs on reducing bilateral series and says cricket should be franchise driven
Former India coach Ravi Shastri has once again ignited the debate around bilateral series and franchise cricket tournaments. On Monday, English all-rounder Ben Stokes shocked the entire cricketing world as he announced his retirement from the 50-over format of the game. The 31-year-old English talisman who has been bestowed with the Test captaincy recently said that his body can’t keep up with the challenges of international cricket and to prolong his cricketing career and his service to the English cricket team, he was bound to take this decision. Ben Stokes further said that he will continue with the Test and the T20I format and will make sure he gives his hundred percent, every time he steps on the field.