'50-over cricket may be history soon'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen fears the Twenty20 storm that has swept the cricket world will, in all probability, spell the end of ODIs in the next couple of years.
"I definitely think the longer form of one-day cricket will, in a couple of years, probably be something of the past," Pietersen told 'BBC Sport'.
"For sure. The way that cricket is going now, Twenty20 is definitely here to stay. We are entertainers. Everybody, I think if you asked them, would rather watch Twenty20 cricket," he added.
The 27-year-old said the twenty20 storm will, however, not impact Test cricket much except for making the longest format of the game more result oriented.
"Test match cricket will always be there because that's where you make your name. Everybody remembers your Test stats and not too many people remember your one-day stats," he explained.
"(Due to twenty20) you're going to get Test matches ending in three and a half or four days and guys scoring 400 in one-dayers," he added.
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