Sachin credits IPL over Ranji to Indian team’s recent overseas success


Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has given credit to the Indian Premier League over Ranji Trophy for Indian team’s recent overseas success.

He said that recognition on performing well in IPL plays a huge role in Team India’s success. IPL has done wonders for young cricketers than domestic tournaments.

IPL, I think, has had a tremendous contribution. It has given exposure to our youngsters; to believe that they can compete against anyone in the world. I think we are in that fortunate position to dominate in the world,” Tendulkar said during an IDBI Federal Life Insurance event here.

Tendulkar praised youngsters for their terrific performance in current India’s test tour against Australia.

About three-four years ago when all the captains were felicitated in Kanpur, I had said that we have the right balance of senior cricketers and new faces like Kuldeep (Yadav) and Bumrah and some other incredibly talented guys,” Tendulkar said.

The latest would be Prithvi (Shaw)… Mayank (Agarwal) has done well. We have the right balance but overall I feel (if) you do well in the IPL, everyone takes notice. Those guys may have done really well in Ranji Trophy or in the Duleep Trophy but the rest of the world does not know about it,” Tendulkar observed.

IPL takes you to a different level altogether. That has been our strength and in the last 10 years of IPL, we have seen more and more young talent flourish, and that is only because the right platform was provided.”

The twelfth edition of Indian Premier League is all set to commence on March 23.

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