Saturday, March 25, 2023

‘Can’t ask these questions… What do you anticipate Dravid to answer?’: Ashwin on ‘IND gamers in abroad leagues’ debate

Moments after India’s T20 World Cup exit earlier this month, there was a rising debate over whether or not gamers from the Indian facet ought to play in abroad leagues. Cricket greats like Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Stephen Fleming and Tom Moody had been among the many few huge names who felt India ought to prioritise it. Nonetheless, India head coach Rahul Dravid, who was requested about the identical moments after the loss to England within the World Cup semis, defined that the method may dampen Indian home circuit. Dravid’s stance was criticised, however veteran cricketer R Ashwin, who was a part of the World Cup squad, hailed the coach’s reply and lashed out as the controversy on this subject.

The discuss want for Indian gamers in abroad leagues has lengthy been mentioned, however the debate reignited after England participant made probably the most of their Massive Bash League expertise to beat India by 10 wickets within the semi-final. 10 of these 11 gamers in that England group has performed at the very least one season of BBL.

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When requested the identical to Dravid, he defined that with India having their home season proper about the identical time when these abroad leagues begin, it is troublesome for participant from the nation to take part in these tournaments. He additional added that India wouldn’t need to go ‘the West Indies way’.

Ashwin, talking on his YouTube channel, lashed out on the timing of the query and somewhat hailed Dravid’s reply earlier than acknowledging it to be “an attention-grabbing and debatable subject”.

“They requested Rahul bhai in within the press convention as quickly as our recreation was over. You possibly can’t ask these questions as a response to dropping recreation. It is a very unfair query to the coach of a cricket group. So what do you anticipate him to answer to that query? Actually he gave an excellent reply to that query. He requested, “In order for you Indian participant to go and gamers these leagues what is going to occur to our first-class system?” We must always perceive that the Indian first-class system will behind from August finish or by September finish. Will probably be March when the Ranji trophy closing will get over and we could have the IPL as quickly as Ranji Trophy will get over.

“So if we do not play our first-class cricket, our pattern measurement of gamers will come down. He felt it that means and replied fantastically. It’s an attention-grabbing and debatable subject. Actually, many gamers from different nations have come to India and returned as higher gamers,” he mentioned.

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