Indian cricket and India

I recently read that both Imran Khan (former Pakistan cricket captain) and Sunil Gavaskar (former Indian captain) have blamed the Indian Premier League for the decline in cricket standards in India and for other ills that go beyond skill in the game of cricket. Test cricket may be boring but that is what hones skills, character and much else. Without that foundation, the superstructure of the glamorous 20-20 game would not be possible. Administrators, cricketers and others missed that vital and yet obvious link. Indian cricket is fast becoming a laughing stock. Combined with its hubris, Indian cricket is set for a big tumble. Indian cricket holds a mirror to India, at large. But, as with cricketers, many Indians refuse to look into the mirror because they know that they would not like what they see in it.

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