In Golf – the size of the course (thereby the distance from the tee to the hole) has increased by about 20 to 30% from the early 1900s. That is logical. The players have become more brawny, the golf clubs have become more sophisticated, the balls have got more carry…. logical.
Now here’s what isn’t logical.
Similar developments have happened in cricket too. The players have become more brawny, and the bats have become way more sophisticated.
And yet, the cricket grounds have actually reduced in size from the early 1900s.
And yet, we complain about weird stuff like the game becoming a batsman’s game, and that quality spinners are a dying breed, and what we have left are dart throwers like Bhajji and Afridi!
Isn’t it an obvious development?