Notoriety analyst Aakash Chopra made a strong case to the Indian selection committee, highlighting the importance of playing first-class cricket. Remarkably, veteran players like Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, who represented Mumbai and Saurashtra, respectively, still graced the domestic scene. Rahane and Pujara have shown their dedication to the Ranji Trophy, even if some up-and-coming players have chosen not to participate.
It is said that non-national team players have been ordered to play in the upcoming round of the top domestic competition by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Chopra is right when he criticises young people for not attending the Ranji Trophy, saying that they should follow the example set by their more experienced peers.
It seems that many children are not participating in sports. They don’t participate in any games because the IPL has already made their identities known. Chopra posted on his YouTube channel, “People have started to think that they would be selected if they did well in the IPL, which is not a good thing given Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are still playing.
A strong word needs to be communicated: Aakash Chopra
Ishan Kishan, who is not playing in the Ranji Trophy right now, has decided to take a break from international cricket due to mental exhaustion. Kiran More’s academy in Baroda is supposedly where he is sharpening his abilities for the 2024 Indian Premier League.
The former opener for India emphasized that national team considerations require first-class cricket. He agreed and asked the Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee to enforce this norm scrupulously.
“Go play if there’s first-class cricket going on, provided you’re healthy and not on the Indian squad. Sending a clear message that you will only be taken into consideration when you go and play is necessary if someone fears that he will return without participating.
I anticipate the Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee to draw a line in the sand and say that it won’t happen if you feel that you will only play in the IPL and play all of cricket based on that. Please take further action if this is being enforced,” he said.