Test cricket February 26, 2013

In praise of Test cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff
Nirmal Shekar pays tribute to the beauty of Test cricket

Nirmal Shekar, in The Hindu mulls over the importance of Test cricket in a world pressed for time

But believe me, slow is good and a lovable sort of lethargy is part of Test cricket. After all, to make way for art, you have to give yourself time.

The best of art is not accomplished at mercurial speed. If sport is to elevate as well as entertain, if it is to bring out the extraordinary in the ordinary, it needs to be played at a less-than-frenzied pace.