This is one of the hot topics among every cricketing fan. Our players are not able to perform in tournaments and are somewhat more focused on IPL. Some players are even accused of this process. Rohit Sharma‘s childhood coach commented on this and said to drop the IPL contracts if we have to win the ICC tournaments.
Rohit’s childhood coach’s message to the Indian team
Dinesh Lad states,
“I thought, maybe, in the last seven-eight months, we are not a stable team. If we are preparing for the World Cup, it should be an established team. In the last seven months, somebody is coming to open the innings, somebody is coming to bowl, there is no stability. I don’t think so (on giving workload management as the reason). Everybody in the world is playing because they are professionals, not a workload you can say. Why are they playing in the IPL? Don’t play the IPL if you want to win the World Cup. In actual professional grades, they should play every game (at international level) because we are getting something from that. It’s not an honorary job and there should be no compromise in international cricket.”
“It is on them only. How can I say this (whether players should drop their IPL contracts)? They will have to take a call on that. Because you have been playing for India and for your states continuously that’s why you are considered for the IPL. Your international performance helps you determine your salary cap (in the IPL). So directly you don’t get an entry into the IPL.”
He digs at the common mindset where players skip national games and play in leagues for more money. This was the case with West Indies Cricket Board. India are trophyless for more than 8 years now. They fail in semis. Moreover, some of the senior players skip the bilateral series in name of workload management. For example, the main players are rested for the New Zealand tour. They are professional players and if they need to take a rest then they should focus on skipping the league games. He wants stability in the team from a few months before any major tournament.
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