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‘You don’t complain in IPL, you play for money’: Aus legend’s scathing attack | Cricket

2015 ODI World Cup winner Australia captain Michael Clarke has heavily criticized England player Adil Rashid over his complaints about the international calendar. England will play three ODIs against Australia starting on November 17, three days after their T20 World Cup victory. Rashid said it was a “pity” that they had to start playing a bilateral series immediately after winning the World Cup. “That kind of thing is a pity. Having a game in three days is horrible. As players, we’re getting used to it now,” said the player, who was instrumental in England’s semi-final victory. against India and victory over Pakistan in the final.

Clarke used the example of IPL to assert that players cannot complain about international matches when they play in franchise leagues in India for money when they can easily rest in the off-season.

“If I were playing in the T20 World Cup and then the next day I got on a plane to leave for the IPL, I don’t think I would hear anyone complain,” Clarke said. “The players can’t complain about the international calendar when they take the opportunity to play domestic cricket for franchises for money too when you can have those six or eight weeks off. Then you’d be as fresh as a daisy.”

The England white ball team has been in Australia since the first week of October. They played a three game series against the hosts before the World Cup. Clarke agreed that the schedule is hectic, but the players should be prepared as it is a full-time job.

“Obviously I have found it very difficult. I know how busy you are. I know how hectic it is. Yes, it is a mental challenge to travel the world 10 months out of the year feeling like you are playing or training or sitting on a plane every day, there is no doubt about that, it is a full time job.

“But you have breaks in your schedule and when you decide to play competitions like the IPL, especially for Australian players, that’s your chance to have a break. You choose to go and play that, no matter what you feel you can’t do publicly.” complain about it. You’re not going to win that battle,” he added.

Rashid, interestingly, has also shown interest in playing in the IPL. “Yes, I will put my name on the IPL auctions this time,” he said.

The mini-auction ahead of the 2023 edition will take place in December this year and England’s experienced leggies may be a good pick for teams looking to strengthen their spin bowling department.


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