Ever since India lost to England in the semi-finals of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 on November 10, Thursday, fans have been pointing out names and thrashing those who played a selfish knock right throughout the tournament.
For the unversed, defending a total of 168, the Indian team failed to pick any wicket, letting the English openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales chase down the total. While the Three Lions skipper scored an unbeaten 80, Hales, who started firing right from the start, scored 86 and helped England crush India without losing a wicket.
Fans, who were humiliated by the loss, started trending the hashtag asking to boycott the upcoming Indian T20 League. A few went over the board and said that earning a lot of money from the classy league has ruined Indian cricket and its players.
Indian T20 League mini-auction on December 23
Many former cricketers, including Atul Wassan, who said that earning a lot of money in the league forces Indian players to not take accountability, claimed that they become superstars on the back of their performances in the tournament.
“The threshold for satisfaction has gotten really low. Despite losing, these players will be superstars. They’ve been rewarded a lot more for a lot less, facile wins. On Indian T20 League wins, they have become superstars. If a player performs well in a bilateral series, he is given four contracts. They think that even if they lose the World Cup, nothing is lost. Life goes on,” Wassan said on ABP news.
Amid all the chaos, the mini-auction for the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League will take place on December 23, in Kochi and it remains to see if the league would retain its reputation post-India’s humiliating exit in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022.
With fans calling to boycott the tournament, the youngsters, who might make it to the Indian team on the basis of league performance, must make it count on the international stage if at all they have to retain the spot.
As things stand, let us take a look at fans thrashing the Indian T20 League and calling for a boycott of the same:
The problem is IPL, it’s only about money and fame!
IPL should be banned and our players should be participating in overseas leagues instead….
— DhruvChelseaPathak (@DhruvChelsea07) November 12, 2022
— Samyek Raikwar (@SamyekRaikwar) November 12, 2022
If you don't perform OUT.
BCCI MUST to learn this from IPL owner.
No use of quality in absence of Intend & approach.
— Nikhilesh (@Nikhilesh0077) November 12, 2022
High time for people to stop comparing Rohit with Dhoni just because he won 5 IPL trophies. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will remain the greatest captain of all time.
— ‘ (@Ashwin_tweetz) November 10, 2022
Virat kohli's captaincy was never the problem like many Indians made it look like
5 IPL trophy winning captaincy Rohit sharma failed to win us Asia cup and T20wc in a span of 2 months
— M. (@IconicKohIi) November 10, 2022
Otherwise same thing happened again win loss is a part of game but aise nahi jaise kl huaa so kuch to sikho n lakin nahi inhe nahi sikhna h inhe to bs apne IPL s matlab h kuch nahi .
— Anubhav Anand (@Anubhav44835044) November 11, 2022
— Garvit Kashyap (@GarvitKashyap10) November 11, 2022
Jab IPL ki baat aati hai ye.. acha khelte hai..
— Ashish Gautam Niranjan (@ashishtiwari77) November 11, 2022