Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universeCome and Paint Turtle
There are about seven assumptions there that don't apply to cricket and cricket players.
And the vast majority of people even in professions that directly help people don't do what you say - let alone sports stars.
And tbf there's a huge problem of doctors leaving developing countries and going to the ones with higher wages. A much much larger proportion than the other way around.
I get the money thing, and for an everyday job maybe that's true. But as was said earlier, you only get to play until you're 35, why not leave a legacy as long as you're still living very very well.
Professional international cricketers who are homeless after finishing their careers aren't homeless because they played test cricket, they're homeless because they made other poor lifestyle choices.
For me personally, if I was getting paid as little as SL cricketers, and I had a chance at a big IPL contract, I'd quit international cricket that very same day.
Out of curiosity, how much do SL cricketers get paid? I know the board struggled to pay them for the WC so don't bring that up.
Also, what is the average wage of an average Sri Lankan resident?
For the hypothetical cricketer that has no injury issues, is capable of playing either Tests or T20s at the expense of the other and making enough money without the IPL, then I guess your point is valid. But there aren't a lot (if any) of such cricketers.
Most of them just reach a slight compromise which I'm sure majority of people would do.
awt part regarding SL cricketers being paid much much more compared to their compatriots. Very few people in SL would be seeing that kind of money as do the SL cricketers. Same applies to Pakistan as well.
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
The average wage of the average Sri Lankan is irrelevant. Of course it's bloody low, but are you saying because a player's countrymen struggle they should struggle as well rather than grasp a financial opportunity with both hands?
I can just imagine the conversation at the dinner table...
Wife: so how about that IPL contract?
Malinga: Turned it down babe
Malinga: Well you see, because I get paid more than my fellow countrymen, I thought I should stop complaining about what little we get, despite it being pathetic compared to wages given to Australian cricketers, and I'll carry on playin tests until I'm 35.
Wife: But you're injury prone, which may cost us more money after you retire, and our fellow countrymen get paid **** all, which means we will have to sell the kids if we end up on their wage.
Malinga: But on the plus side, I might get 200 test wickets if I don't get injured! So we can be poor and legends!
Wife: I want a divorce...
Haha, perfect summary. Something to keep in mind next time someone decries someone for a lack of 'loyalty'. As if you should be loyal to a shirt with an emblem on it and a bunch of people you've never met over your family and yourself.
Some ***** on the internet thinking I'm a good ****
Having a good amount of savings to fall back on for the hard times after retirement from cricket to support myself and my family
Exit pursuing a beer
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