Is IPL more important than playing for the country

IPL 2021, has IPL become more important than playing for the country? The recent past is surely indicating this. Players are prioritizing leagues and clubs over the country which is a dangerous sign.


is ipl more important than playing for the country
Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje has joined DC camp


For instance, Pakistan and South Africa series is going on and they are yet to play a decider but still, players Like Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller and Anrich Nortje has joined their respective IPL team’s camp.


Not the first time we have seen this. If you remember the last season (IPL 2020) Rohit Sharma played the final despite he was suffering from an injury. And this carelessness had cost him the limited series tour of Australia.


Few players consider IPL as a pocket booster (attractive auctions) and the platform for which they can come to India and party hard.



Kevin Pietersen on IPL


Don’t schedule any international games whilst it’s on“, the statement tells you the important IPL has become. Whether it’s youngsters, retired players or coaches everybody is preferring IPL.



Mark Boucher on IPL


“It will help their T20 World Cup preparation in India and also allow him to test his team’s bench strength”, despite being a South African head coach Boucher is stating this.


He doesn’t seem to bother about his players missing the last ODI against Pakistan rather he is looking at the positive aspect of the IPL.





There is no harm in playing different leagues like IPL and earning some handsome amount but no league, no player is bigger than your national team or country.


Yes, IPL and many other leagues over the world is important because it has given many class players to the world. In fact, it is one of the entry doors for any player to enter in the national side.


IPL has helped a lot of players who had a calibre but were lagging resource or weren’t financially blessed. But at the same time, you can’t prioritize it over your country match.


The perspective may vary from individual to individual but as far as I’m concerned no league is important than your national side as you are representing a country.


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Ishan Lalwani

A software Engineer who is trying to connect people around the globe with the world of sports and different leagues all over the world. Stay Happy but never satisfied! Live, Love, Laugh, Life goes on!

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