Former India coach Sanjay Bangar has stated that the Indian Premier League has democratised cricket and it’s the IPL’s largest contribution to the game.
Encapsulating the IPL’s by no means ending prospects, Bangar stated: “Nowadays, it isn’t solely the nationwide selectors who selects abilities from nationwide camps, however expertise scouts like us from totally different groups journey to totally different elements of the nation to unearth abilities and that I feel is without doubt one of the most lovely side of the IPL. That’s why you discover a 30-year-old Varun Chakraborty getting picked to play within the World Cup moderately than taking part in First Class cricket for a very long time. IPL has democratised cricket and that I feel is IPL’s largest contribution to the game.”
The IPL mega auction saw the son of a cobbler and a tennis ball sensation Ramesh Kumar from Chandigarh picked by Kolkata Knigh Riders for INR 20 lakh. Similarly, Mumbai Indians picked Hyderabad 19-year-old Tilak Verma for INR 1.7 crore from his base price of INR 20 lakh. On the other side, 28-year-old Abhinav Manohar from Bengaluru, who was almost giving up cricket, was picked up by Gujarat Titans for INR 2.5 crore from his base price of INR 20 lakh.
“Apart from that, we have seen a lot of talented players emerging from the IPL and the batting revolution that we have seen in the IPL is phenomenal. The scoop, reverse sweep, wrap shot etc. in batting and things like slow bouncer, back-of-the-hand delivery, knuckle deliveries in bowling, IPL has opened a new dimension for cricket,” stated former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, through the launch of the #YehAbNormalHain marketing campaign aired through the lunch break on Day 1 of the primary India-Sri Lanka Test in Mohali on Star Sports.
Gavaskar additionally added that IPL has helped develop “model loyalty” among fans which is something very unique in the Indian context.
“The other important aspect of IPL is the brand loyalty that has developed among the fans. A CSK fan will always support the CSK team no matter if the team changes, same with RCB, KKR, MI and all of them, and this according to me is another beautiful aspect of the IPL,” he stated.