IPL has given many talented players to India: Amit Mishra
NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) veteran Amit Mishra on Sunday he established the advantages of the first T20 tournament and said that IPL It has given the country many talented players.
He also said the tournament has been exceptional in providing financial assistance to budding cricket players in the country.
Mishra was doing a live Instagram session on the official site of Capitals of Delhi when he was asked to lay down the advantages of IPL.
Answering the question, the spinner said: IPL has kept on getting difficult with each passing season, especially it has been difficult for the spinners, I have played the tournament for 12 years now, this would have been my 13th, India has gotten a lot of talent through this tournament, many young players also got financial help through this competition.
When I played IPL for the first time in 2008, the batsmen had limited shots, but now the batsmen have many more things in their arsenal, they are more powerful, players now have more shots as well, I added.
Mishra was also asked to give his take on going ahead with the IPL behind closed doors to which he said: Things regarding coronavirus need to get normal first, we should give two-three months and then take a call on playing the tournament. Playing cricket is necessary but we should give some time to coronavirus, hopefully things will settle down by then.
During the live Instagram session, Mishra also said that Eden Gardens would be her favorite terrain in India.
Roulette also said that Sachin Tendulkar has always been his role model, but added that he admired Anil Kumble and Shane Warne in their early days as a cricket player.
Mishra has played in every IPL edition so far and has represented Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors India, Hyderabad Sunrises and the Capitals of Delhi .
He is the first spinner in the history of IPL to take three hat-tricks.
The spinner would have represented Capitals of Delhi if the IPL had commenced from March 29 as was slated earlier.
However, the tournament was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.