The T10 cricket carnival has started to gain recognition and reception amongst the fans and the cricketing fraternity. This has come to reality due to the success of the first two editions of the T10 Cricket League, which is now known as the Abu Dhabi T10 League. The reiterated version of the shortest format of the game which is carried over a period of 10 overs and 90 minutes will commence its third edition thrills from October 23, 2019 to November 3, 2019 exclusively at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The first two editions of the T10 league witnessed engagements from many of the star cricketers from the around the globe contributing to the success of the 10-over format. Former South African speedster Morne Morkel, who bid adieu to international cricket, marked his presence at the second season of the T10 Cricket League. The fast bowler, who represented the Bengal Tigers as a marquee player, is very much intrigued towards the newest format of the game and he wants to see T10 grow bigger and popular so that cricket can enter the Olympics arena.
Great opportunity to learn new things
While speaking before the start of the second season, Morne Morkel revealed that he used to watch a lot of videos on YouTube of the first edition of the T10 cricket carnival. He mentioned that he was very much thrilled at witnessing such massive reception for the shortest format of the game. The tall fast bowler, who helped Surrey clinch their first championship title since 2002 last year, stated that he followed the first edition of the league quite closely.
“I followed the first season quite closely. I was speaking to the guys in the South African team and watched a lot of YouTube videos,” Morne Morkel was quoted as saying to Khaleej Times.
He further noted that this new association will act as the start of a new chapter in his life. Morkel also mentioned that it presents him with a great opportunity to learn new things and emend his cricketing skills. “I think it’s exciting for me now to start a new chapter in my life. It gives me a great opportunity to learn new things and improve my skills,” Morkel added.
“I always look to improve my game and get better. I think this is the perfect platform for me to develop my skills and help my team win the trophy,” he furthered.
The 34-year-old lanky pacer with 544 international wickets to his name feels responsible towards the popularity of the format and wants to give his best performance for T10 League to grow big. He was determined to put in his best skills as the veteran feels it’s the responsibility of the players to grow the popularity of the format and help it enter the Olympics.
“I think that’s for me very important to see the format grow. I want it to get bigger so hopefully, it can get to the Olympics in the future. It’s the definitely the responsibility of the players,” the former Proteas fast bowler concluded.