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T20 cricket like chocolate, to be taken in small doses: Sidhu

October 25, 2007 21:52 IST

Former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that Twenty20 cricket is like chocolate which is harmful for health and should be given in small doses.

"When one-day cricket became big in India I had said it was like fast food - buying a burger from outside when no one is prepared to cook at home. The staple home food will remain as the most important meal but occasionally one would go out to buy a burger and that is the difference between Test and one-day cricket," Sidhu told PTI.

"When I say about T20 cricket, it is like chocolate which is bad for health and has to be given in small doses. At the same time chocolates are favoured by humans," said the former batsman who played 51 Tests and 136 ODIs for India.

Comparing the various forms of cricket with music, Sidhu said, "Test cricket is like classical music which has survived since ancient ages. One-dayers are like film music that leaves people enthralled and T20 cricket is like disco and rap which provides occasional pleasure in short bursts."

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