after reading the title of the post you will know that what iam going to discuss here
IPL when started everyone says that this was a very good initiative by BCCI and everyone praises them and also lot of people watched it,still the numbers are not lessen
but this IPL is now becoming bigger than the country,west indies cricket is in a deep problem we all know but as the IPL started they are attracted more towards it,latest example is Chris Gayle,the way he played in his firs IPL-4 game it was the Gayle we all know,but where was his form went in the CWC-2011 specially in the quater final against Pakistan,we understand that Pakistan had a much quality bowler but still they are not the gully crickets they all are international cricketers,
his board didn't select him and some other player for the first 2 ODI against Pakistan and that was a right decision he and other senior player didn't play well in the CWC-2011 and he had to wait for the second ODI to end and West Indies board also knows that he is a superb player they will call him and if they didn't than he can come to IPL-4 but for him IPL is bigger than Country.
Another person who does like this is the yorker specialist Malinga,he was one step ahead of Gayle ,he took retirement form test cricket giving reason of injury in his leg and says he is not fit for playing 5 days matches,now this is ok he can suffer from injury but if you suffers from injury why you are playing in IPL-4 and he is not playing he is bowling superbly with 150 kph speed now this is a joke on him ,his board told him to come to rehabilitation camp so he takes the smarter way to get retire from test cricket and iam shocked when sangakara supports him i don't know what's going on ...
malinga should learn from none other than his senior team mate muralidharan,murli was injured in the world cup and in the semifinal against newzeland he got a serious injury still he played against them and also played in the final.
so i talked about the other country player for whom IPL is bigger than country
but there is one player from India also who is a star performer in IPL but whenever chance was given to him to play for India he never performs well.
iam taking about Rohit Sharma yes he was the top performer for Deccan chargers in the last 3 IPL and in this IPL he is playing superbly for Mumbai Indians,i always like his batting style and lot of senior cricketers says that this boy got the talent but he is not using it properly,i should tell all of them that he is using it but only in IPL
lets see some records which will prove it.
He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72.
and in International T-20
he played 20 T-20 games and scored 388 with average of 35.27
he played in 67 ODI games and scored 1248 runs with average 27.13 with 2 hundred and 5 fifties
now above statics tells the story of rohit sharma
also i remind of the t-20 wc when sehwag was injured and quit from that wc sehwag quited after India's practice game was over and till practice game Rohit Sharma was opening the batting for India and when sehwag is out of team due to injury ,sharma was given chance to open the inning and he didn't perform ,he fells one time on short ball and if that short ball comes in IPL he will hit it for Six
iam not against any of this player but they should take their country in front not the IPL ,IPL is an entertainment cricket and a platform for new player to perform,
i think that one day there will be a 2 IPL edition in a year.