Former In the cricketer Aakash Chopra talks about how the IPL made possible a smooth transition of cricketers from the local level to the international level.
Recently, India has shown their strength in depth, and without a doubt, India’s high quality banking strength is the largest in the world; England can claim similar demands in white ball cricket.
Aakash Chopra gives the examples of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, who both excelled against England earlier in their debut international series.
Whether it was Axar Patel who broke a record in the Test series or Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishan in one-day matches, or a young group that conquered Australia, Aakash Chopra believes that the players’ experience of playing under pressure in front of the crowd in the IPL they helped well adapt to the pressure of international cricket.
The people like Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya, Ruturaj Gaikwad get their first India calls for the tour through Sri Lanka.
‘The IPL has put first-class cricketers in front of full houses. My debut Test was the first game I played in front of a crowd. Ishan Kishan has played so much IPL that when he got a chance for India, Virat Kohli made it look pale in front of him, ‘Aakash Chopra said in his YouTube video.
‘Nitish Rana has not debuted yet, but there is no pressure; he goes out in front of the crowd all the time and does not feel pressured. You can see anyone – Suryakumar Yadav who scooped up his first ball for a six in international cricket. Devdutt Padikkal – same story. ”
IPL has allowed so many local cricketers to rub shoulders with the best in the world: Aakash Chopra
The 43-year-old commentator also stressed that the young Indian players can play with and against the best overseas cricketers in the world; learn different arts from the game. He says the IPL has accelerated the rise of India to the top of the world.
India can now field two different groups: one for Test cricket in England, and another one for white ball cricket in Sri Lanka.
‘This storm has catapulted India’s journey to the world number 1 cricket country. The IPL has empowered you, it has encouraged you to dream, it has allowed so many local cricketers to rub shoulders with the best in the world.
‘You learn how to deal with pressure and expectations, and you are forced to improve the quality of your cricket. So I think IPL was absolutely phenomenal. “It’s a great vehicle to enable you to play for India,” said the former opening batsman.