Originally Posted by AaronK
I could care less about what they think of IPL.. personal opinion i hope they never play.. I haven't watch an IPL match since 2008.. it was then when i felt that the way they are showering players with money.. it is going to hurt the game one way or another..
i didn't say that.. I said whenever afridi plays.. he gave his 110% in every game and every format.. if that means cheating.. yess he will cheat to win a game for his team.. i know that is not a honerable way to do it but.. he will do it just to show his commitment for his country..
Kirsten won't say that the indian players don't care about international cricket simply because he is employed under the same BCCI who controls and run IPL.. but he will hint it out and to me it seems like indian players were to busy partying and celebrating their IPL win than to pay attention to international cricket..I have even read news of Dhoni admiting this..
Please don't occupy the holier-than-thou chair in matters relating to indiscipline and cricket. Because at least we haven't reached the situation where 3 our players are banned lifetime for creating indiscipline within team ranks, not yet, not likely.
IIRC, only Raina and Dhoni can celebrate IPL success because only they featured in the winning team. And both did reasonably well with the bat in this tournament also.
The points believed to have been raised are 1. Players commitment to shortest version of the game, with specific mention of their commitment to the longer version being much better.
2. Some players not giving care to fitness.
There is nothing so damning in those which suggests the team is falling apart like Pakistan's did after tour to Australia.