Indian Premier League (IPL) has gained much popularity in six consecutive years, and young Indian cricketers should not consider it as the turning point of their career, say experts.
When we talk about IPL, many names of fresh talents come into our mind, such as Rahul Shukla, Ashish Reddy, Manan Vohra, Hanuma Vihari, etc. Though television and cricket are closely related to each other in India, how many of these newcomers are seen on the screen of television every now and then? Almost none as it is the common faces of famous players, which steal the limelight always.
T20 league has made the difference by creating a reliable rising platform for these fresh talents, and that is the reason behind its extreme fame. While majority of these newbie players are recognized by their scorecards in domestic cricket, IPL gives them an opportunity to come in front of people and establish their identity. It’s only T20 league that provides an excellent platform to these aspirants to not only prove their existence but also come out to be promising players for the future.
However, there is always another side of coin and players simply cannot ignore it. IPL offers nothing more than lots of opportunities as well as a rising platform to these cricketers. Whether they take IPL as a peak of all they’ve ever desired for or the starting of life in a complete new world, the fact is that IPL never promises anything. The fame and reputation earned during various seasons of IPL also do not count for too much.
The entire Premier League is much like a long-running soap, and one match is one episode in it. Though people love to make the most of each season, they memorize it very little eventually. Therefore, a player who becomes an overnight hero in IPL does not get enough exposure to the international setting.
One-thing newcomers need to keep in mind while playing for the Indian Premier League is it is merely a launch pad, not a certificate of performance. It can provide them many chances, which they can take the advantage of, but cannot surely make them best cricketers always. However, nothing can be better for them to announce their presence to the whole world. Hence, it is advisable that players use the platform of IPL efficiently to draw the attention of public. It would help them expand their career in other ways largely.
Cricketers should consider Indian Premier League as an exclusive event that focuses on particular abilities at specific moments. Not anybody can make for four-day or five-day cricket. If that were the situation, sticking to IPL and making the most of it would be the wisest decision for these players.