Gower praises Kohli for being an advocate for Test cricket


The inexorable rise of Twenty20 cricket has sparked fears that the Test format is in serious jeopardy — but the longest form of the game has a powerful advocate in India captain Virat Kohli. The popularity of quickfire T20 matches can be seen most starkly in the Indian Premier League, where players earn vast sums of money playing in front of packed houses. Tests by contrast — outside England and Australia — are often played in front of sparse crowds in big, echoing arenas. But former England captain David Gower said comments made by Kohli, the world’s top-rated batsman, during India’s 4-1…

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