Some England players can’t bear Indians’ IPL fees: Unrestricted Gavaskar | Cricket


Sunil Gavaskar is on cloud nine watching India’s 4-1 annihilation against England in the just-concluded 5-Test series of the Anthony de Mello Trophy. Never one to hold back, Gavaskar toured England to consider himself above all others, and pointed out that breaking such a superiority complex is what makes India’s series victory over Ben’s unit Stokes and Brendon McCullum even sweeter.

Sunil Gavaskar did not hold back. (AP-Getty)

Of course, the fact that India lost 0-1 and without players like Virat Kohli And KL Rahul (technically) for the series, played his part in making this home team one of the greatest Test series wins of all time. Add to this the emergence of young people like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal and Akash Deep, all of whom had successful releases. But if there is one thing that Gavaskar takes the greatest satisfaction from the fact that it was a young Indian team that put England and Bazball in their place.

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“What a blow, what a pleasure to see a young Indian team demolish an English team which arrived in India with the usual ‘we are doing you a favor’ attitude which brings smiles to the faces of the Indian officials who are going to receive them at various airports,” wrote Gavaskar in his column for The Sportstar.

The legendary Indian batsman also lamented England’s unnecessary chirping throughout the series. Whether it was the British media or the verbal salvos, Gavaskar linked it to their lack of success in the Indian Premier League unlike the Australians. The men from Down Under have more often than not hit the jackpot when it comes to their performances in the IPL or their sky-high prices. Look no further than Mitchell Starc And Patrick Cumminswho went bankrupt during the IPL 2024 Auction in December and story created.

“Australians have always been better, seeking to adapt to the culture and not looking down on us natives. It also helps Australians know a goose that lays the golden eggs when they see one, and the IPL is certainly a huge goose that lays the golden eggs. Not only are Australian players, some so memorably described by Kevin Pietersen as second or third grade cricketers, seeking astronomical sums of money, but there are also coaches , physiotherapists, coaches and everyone who is their golf and beer buddy in IPL coaching. personal, earning more money than at home,” Gavaskar added.

England’s hot and cold date with the IPL

In comparison, English players have never achieved the same success – at least in terms of money. That of Sam Curran Punjab Kings’ 18.5-crore bid and Chennai Super Kings’ 16.25-crore pick of Ben Stokes in 2023 remain the only two English names in the list of top 10 expensive players of all time. Joining the dots, Gavaskar went on to say that all this sledging and finger-pointing attitude stems from their unsuccessful history in the IPL.

“This is also the reason why English and Indian players so often engage in verbal skirmishes when playing against each other. Few English players are selected in the IPL, mainly because they can be pulled by their board of directors at any time for a training camp or something like that, which leaves the franchises in a bind,” he mentioned.

Some of them cannot bear the fees for which some Indian players are bought and compare their achievements internationally when the dynamics of IPL auctions can be so volatile and difficult to explain or even understand. So you see more lips in India-England encounters than in any other Indian match. That’s why the pleasure of beating England is always greater.”

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