5 reasons why IPL is much more than its money and glamour
With IPL completing its ten years, let's look back at the reasons why we love the IPL.
Indian Premier League is often criticized for being a blemish to the sanctity of the game by involving glamour and money into it. However, the results tend to tell a different story. Indian cricket has only benefited from the IPL, and IPL is much more than its money and glamour.
IPL has given us players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and many more. It has also given domestic players financial security, even when they don't make it to the national team. It has taken Indian cricket board's stature to the next level.
So, here are the five reasons why we think that IPL is one of the best things that has happened to the Indian cricket.
#1 It has given financial security to the domestic players
In the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy, India's new found hero was Dinesh Karthik, who has been playing cricket for around fourteen years now.
When the Dhoni-era began, everyone thought they it was the end of the road for players like Wriddhiman Saha and Dinesh Karthik, but they are regulars in the team now.
Here we need to give IPL the credit for giving both the players financial security through the IPL contracts and allowing them to continue playing cricket with money not being a problem for them.
Many might say that playing for the country should be the only motivation for the cricketers, but at the end of the day cricketers are also human beings, and they also have certain aspirations.
On the other hand, we have players like Mohammad Siraj, who belong to underprivileged backgrounds, getting hefty amounts in the auction just helps the general cause of upliftment of the poor.