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Even The World Cups Look Insipid In Front Of IPL, Says Sunil Gavaskar

Even The World Cups Look Insipid In Front Of IPL, Says Sunil Gavaskar
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After India’s embarrassing loss by 8 wickets against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium in this ongoing T20 World Cup 2021, many fans lash out at the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for not giving players enough rest ahead of this mega event.

The BCCI rescheduled the IPL 2021 as it has to be stopped midway due to the rising Covid-19 cases inside the bubble. They looked at the September-October window in the United Arab Emirates, where the T20 World Cup is being held currently.

India are struggling from ‘bubble fatigue’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the players are feeling the effects of being inside the bio bubble for six months continuously.


Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that IPL is the best domestic league in the world, and even the World Cup events looks weak in front of India’s lucrative T20 tournament.

“Our IPL is the best domestic tournament in the world. There’s nothing bigger than the IPL. Even the World Cups look insipid in front of it. A lot of people would say they are not enjoying the World Cup much. People have been saying since the beginning that the charisma of IPL or such local T20 leagues has been missing from the T20 World Cup,” Gavaskar told Aaj Tak.

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The Indian team has courted plenty of criticism over its performance in the T20 World Cup. While the players do not pay heed to what is being said and written in the outside world, Gavaskar feels sometimes the players should listen in order to get an outside perspective of what is going wrong.

“This outside world is not sound-proof. Somebody or the other is going to be saying something or the other, which you are going to hear. So to say that you are chucking out the outside noise is easy because what I tell is we don’t care about the outside world, which is fair enough. It’s understandable because the team doesn’t want to be influenced by what has happened.

“But sometimes an outside perspective does help. An outside perspective which you can consider. Maybe, there is some sense in what the outside perspective is and maybe at that particular point of time, you get into a cocoon,” he added.

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