Cricket NewsFormer Australian cricketer Brad Hogg said, “Current generation players not like Rohit...

    Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg said, “Current generation players not like Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. For them, IPL is easy money”


    The next Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction for the cash-rich league’s 2023 season is expected to feature superstars Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Jason Holder, and Shakib Al Hasan among others. At the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on December 23, popular names from Indian cricket, such as Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Jaydev Unadkat, have the potential to incite bidding wars among the 10 teams.

    Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg has given the renowned competition a harsh review as it nears its return for another magnificent season of domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza. The former Australian cricketer and full-time cricket analyst shared his opinions in a video broadcast on Instagram, outlining why the IPL is bad for Indian cricket.

    “I think it is (IPL affecting Indian cricket) because the young players that are coming through the system are more focused on playing T20 IPL cricket because there is probably a little more cash in it, it’s a short form, it’s quick and you get the game done and dusted. It seems a bit like easier money,” Hogg said.

    During his playing career, Hogg, who represented Australia in 7 Tests, 124 ODIs, and 15 T20Is, was a player for IPL powerhouses Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Since the introduction of the richest T20 event in the world, the former Australian bowler thinks that younger players are less interested in playing the lengthier versions of the game.

    “When they are focused on that T20 cricket scenario, they are not focused on the longer forms. They don’t know how bowlers set up batters to take wickets and how batters build their innings to bat for long periods of time. It’s not so much the generations that are playing international cricket right now like the Virat Kohli’s and Rohit Sharma’s. It’s younger players that are just debuting for India that are most affected,” Hogg added.


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