(Original post by Azarimanka)
This crap is still going on? When will the Indians realise this is ****ing up their cricket. India is the biggest joke side in cricket.
No, the tournament isn't ****ing up their cricket. The fact that they don't play enough Test cricket is making them so crap. The fact that they spend all their time playing in Asia is the reason why they were whitewashed in Eng and Aus. The fact that we've never had a decent bowling attack is why we're so crap. The fact that our 'legends' hadn't retired/been benched is why we failed in Eng and Aus. The lack of youth in our squad is why we failed.
(Original post by Azarimanka)
Why is the quality in this league so poor - I mean Steyn described it as paid holiday didnt he. Clearly the foreign bowlers don't care, and the indian ones are so crap that players like Gayle make hay
Well why would the foreign bowlers care? They're paid a lot of money, to do exactly what they love, play cricket. They get the luxurious hotels, and the whole experience of touring India, playing in games that hold no 'real' value (like a WC were you're playing for your nation).
'Not caring' doesn't mean their bowling will be ****, as they'll want to show off their skills to be paid more in the next auction.
And Gayle doesn't only make runs in the IPL. Any domestic T20 tournament, bowlers go for runs, regardless of whether you're Dale Steyn, Malinga or a part-timer like Raina, you will go for runs. Yeah you get some exceptional performances where bowlers get 5 wicket hauls or whatever, but the majority of the time, it's due to batsmen trying ro slog hit.
My point is, is that the IPL is the same as any domestic tournament, just with heaps more money.
Cos the players are more interested in going to the After Parties after every game and pulling cheerleaders and getting drunk. My cousin managed to get invited to a party of the Delhi Daredevils n said this is what happens.
Instead of preparing themselves or practicing for the next match they are perpetually drunk. The rich people are taking advantage of the players to make money for themselves and they dont seem to understand that.
If IPL is so great why havent we managed to get beyond the knockout stages of every World Twenty20 in 2009 and 2010. Getting hammered both times on bouncy wickets. SHows IPL pitches are made dead on purpose and boundaries are brought in to prop up overrated batting.
Players putting IPL contracts first before national commitments is down right treason. AKA gambhir and shewag missing surgery so that they can play in the IPL but getting injured straight after it so they miss the test series against England.
Ill give this league 2 years max until it disintergrates and crumbles.
I'll be home for Easter so no doubt I'll be glued just out of habit. **** like DLF maximums do piss me off but you know what to expect when you watch the IPL, I guess. The other annoyance will be Matt Smith who....clearly doesn't want to present it. But I guess money's tight these days.
Chose to follow RCB when it all started because Dravid was their icon player and supported them ever since.