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“When the IPL draws near, players don’t strive as hard” – Sunil Gavaskar Bashes ‘Certain Players’ Ahead Of IPL 2022

Sunil Gavaskar IPL 2022

IPL 2022: As a result of the Indian Premier League (IPL) being in action, veteran cricketer and pundit Sunil Gavaskar believe that certain players ‘don’t try hard’ while playing for their nation. The great batsman also said that the IPL is a life-changing competition and that players must ensure that they are in peak physical condition to compete in the T20 league and benefit from the “security that an IPL contract gives.”

The IPL 2022 is set to begin in the final week of March and go through the end of May. The BCCI intends to host the whole IPL 2022 tournament in a single location in Mumbai, which has many grounds, to prevent travel and the disaster that occurred during the 2021 edition. The Brabourne Stadium and the DY Patil stadium, in addition to the Wankhede Stadium, have both held international matches.

A columnist for The Times of India, Sunil Gavaskar, said that fans were more engaged in the two-day IPL 2022 super auction than they were in the just-finished three-match One-Day International series against the West Indies.

“All of the players’ lives will be changed as a result of the auction, which will open doors to a more secure future for them and their families. That may also contribute to certain players not putting out their best effort while representing their nation, particularly when the IPL is just around the corner,” as Gavaskar noted.

The IPL provides an ideal platform for proving national selectors wrong: Sunil Gavaskar ahead of IPL 2022

Sunil Gavaskar IPL 2022

For those who were unfortunate, Gavaskar stated, “It’s a chance to show that it was a mistake not to choose them, and with more matches being played and more clubs in the IPL, there is always an opportunity to be a substitute player.

This is to ensure that they do not get an injury that prevents them from participating in the IPL and from benefiting from the financial stability that an IPL contract provides. The diving and sliding, as well as hard throws from the deep, are thus not attempted for fear of causing harm that would result in the team being forced to withdraw from the tournament,” he said.

With the return of the 31-year-old Rishi Dhawan to the Indian squad after a gap of seven years, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his support for the player’s comeback to fill the position of a fast-bowling all-rounder, which the team has been lacking since Hardik Pandya’s injury difficulties.

Dhawan, who made his international debut for India in 2016, appeared in just three matches – two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I) – in the same year before being ruled out of contention. However, after an outstanding Vijay Hazare Trophy season in 2021/22, the Himachal Pradesh all-rounder has earned a place in the all-rounder’s position.

 

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