Remember those days when IPL was actually non-existent? International matches were really make OR break for players. After IPL started, the players were encouraged to earn more and play these matches more because of us, the spectators. Majority of us starting liking the IPL and it drew more crowds comparable to ANY match in the history of Indian Cricket.
What do you expect? The players were obviously going to go and play where they would gain fame and money a lot. It's similar to people changing jobs, you have different reasons but ultimately you expect recognition and more money when you move. The players just have it easy. They have two choices and we have made it a LOT easier to choose for them.
As the mentality of playing for "Clubs in IPL" settles, we might see International Cricket being shown less importance. I think IPL being given a official window will be dangerous.
players like rohit sharma...which is million dollar baby in IPL...performs very well in IPL....but unable to perform when he is playing for india...he has played appx abt 80 ODI..but still never seen performing really well for INDIA...He is so called very "talented batsmen" ...i think BCCI shud have a rating approach based on the performance while playing for INDIA...n based on that performance IPL money bidding cap should be decided .....
n yes i agree on the fact that we are to blame for that..!!
In my opinion playing for your Country should be the highest honour,
whatever the sport.
Well, at least in India, the most talented folks always go for a private sector job as it pays way more than a government job. I don't think there's even one Indian CPian who's employed by the Govt. of India.
Yes ok, but that is different as individuals are obviously going to go for more money, to support their family etc. In Football a player averages £120,000 a week, whereas the average wage is something like £30,000 a year.
Footballers do not need to worry about money and as such should represent their country. Although with Cricket I doubt they are on such huge sums.
Has not this changed drastically after 2008-09 burst?
Not really, most people still buy a house with a certain budget in mind. So eventually the mortgage payments are still about the same for people within a specific income range. They may end up getting a nicer, bigger house but the price remains similar.
Sandeep Mewara wrote:
Hmmm... so anyone who is not buying a house is saving big, is the assumption