Over the years, the Indian Premier League has spawned numerous rags-to-riches anecdotes. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rinku Singh were the fortunate ones in 2023, having established their authority after struggling for the majority of the preceding decade. Thus, the IPL not only shaped the fortunes of young cricketers, but also provided many of them with the financial security that is necessary for survival. Speaking on the subject, Indian cricketer Deepak Chahar revealed that it also helped players acquire a great deal of confidence.
Chahar cited Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav as examples of cricketers who are able to play fearlessly and attempt Hollywood strikes from the beginning of their careers due to the financial security provided by the Indian Premier League. Notably, this aspect of IPL is often overlooked, despite the fact that financial support not only enables cricketers to sustain themselves but also gives them the conviction to play their natural shots at the international level.
“What the IPL has given the Indian cricket team and players… is extremely valuable.” First, it is a solid platform. You are performing for the first time in front of an audience. The burden of performing in front of 40,000 to 50,000 individuals. Not everyone can perform every task. This is demonstrated in the IPL. Whoever is participating in the IPL is cognizant of the pressure that comes with playing for India. In fact, you will feel motivated because you are representing your country, Chahar stated in the most recent episode of Breakfast with Champions.
Additionally, there is no financial crisis. Before playing for India, today’s youth do not encounter any financial hardships. In the IPL, they are already well compensated. Therefore, international cricket players such as Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar (Yadav) can smash a six off the very first ball. If not, nobody would have ventured hit a six on the first ball. They believe “one ball is nothing, I’m talented, and I can make money.” Chahar concluded.
Notably, Chahar has taken 12 wickets in nine IPL 2023 matches to date. He has played an essential role for CSK in the current season, and if he can get going, the four-time defending champions can dream of a fifth title.