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Indian cricket is primary stakeholder: Gautam Gambhir on India gamers skipping IPL for ODI World Cup preparation

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India Today Web Desk

Gautam Gambhir has stated that the principle gamers of the Indian cricket group may select to disregard the IPL this 12 months as they prepare for the ODI World Cup. Gambhir additionally stated that the gamers ought to play extra video games collectively within the lead as much as the ICC match.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 9, 2023 09:22 IST

Gambhir has stated that the principle gamers can select to skip IPL this 12 months (Courtesy: PTI)

By India Today Web Desk: Gautam Gambhir has stated that he would not thoughts gamers skipping the IPL to organize for the ODI World Cup this 12 months as he feels that Indian cricket is the principle stakeholder and never the league.

The World Cup is ready to be performed in India later this 12 months because the group search to carry the trophy as soon as once more on dwelling soil after 12 years.

Speaking on Star Sports’ Road to Glory, as quoted by News 18, Gambhir stated {that a} participant can select to disregard the IPL this 12 months in a bid to organize for the World Cup.

“If the franchise (IPL) has to suffer, then they have to suffer. Indian cricket is the main stakeholder. Not the IPL. IPL is the byproduct. So, if India goes on to win the World Cup, then this is the big occasion. So if an important player does miss the IPL, so be it. IPL happens every year, World Cup happens every four years,” stated Gambhir.

Gambhir went on to say that gamers can take a break from T20Is this 12 months and careworn on the significance of the group enjoying sufficient cricket collectively within the lead as much as the match.

“If people who find themselves enjoying all three codecs wish to take a break, then they’ll take a break from T20Is. But certainly not from ODI format.”

“I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made for last two World Cups is that these guys hasn’t played enough cricket together. Tell me how many times we have got the best eleven on the park. We haven’t.”

“Only on the time of the World Cup(2022 T20 World Cup) we determined to have one of the best enjoying eleven and sadly that wasn’t one of the best enjoying eleven.”

“So these guys have to play together irrespective of the break they want to take, then the break has to happen in the T20s and not the 50 over game,” stated Gambhir.

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Jan 9, 2023