Friday, May 09, 2008

Arjun Yadav is the IRONMAN

Have been watching IPL regularly as it just takes 3 hours from you and the matches are played from 8PM in the night, which mean you finish your work by that time. Though I am a cheer leader of Deccan Chargers, I must say I have lost hope now of them reaching semis, after their continuous flops. This guy Arjun Yadav who is supposed to be a specialist batsmen comes at No:8 after all rounder Sanjay Bangar which clearly shows the capabilities of this guy. He is really an Ironman as he was there in almost all matches Deccan Chargers played, despite of his poor performances and no shows in the field.

It is very clear that Politics in Indian cricket had reached its peak with Arjun Yadav who average a mere 28+ in first class cricket has got so many opportunities compared to Ravi Teja whose average is 48+ and who got no opportunities so far. Is really IPL useful for budding cricketers? Certainly yes for some players who had shown class so far in the tournament. But, its difficult to digest that players such as Laxman, Dravid, Ganguly, Venu Gopala Rao, Sunil Joshi, Anil Kumble etc.., are getting more opportunities to play than the youngsters. These guys are definite NO in one day cricket for India, and I dont see a reason why they keep on playing these games at the price of youngsters. I would vote for ICL as a real good test for youngsters than IPL for the sole reason that you get more opportunities in ICL and the conditions are totally different over there!!!