Gautam Gambhir was presented with a token of appreciation at the Turf 2022 and India Sports Awards of FICCI . The former Indian captain said that the introduction of the IPL has changed the state of cricket in the country .
Sanjog Gupta, Chairperson of the Sports & Youth Affairs Committee, FICCI, and Head-Sports, presented Gautam Gambhir with a token of appreciation.Ex Indian opener, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two Indian Premier League titles, discussed how the introduction of IPL has changed the state of cricket in the country over the years.I can say this with all my senses.Since the IPL was introduced, a lot of controversy has erupted.If we fail well in ICC tournaments, blame the players, blame the results, but Gambhir said it is unfair to point fingers at the IPL, which is supporting the growth of more players at the grassroots level.At the Turf 2022 and India Sports Awards of FICCI, the former Indian skipper praised the BCCI for sending in Indian coaches over the past few years to lead the national team, and emphasised the importance of including more Indian coaches in IPL.Sponsored by VuukleOne positive thing that has happened in Indian cricket is that Indians have started coaching the Indian National Cricket team now.I strongly believe that Indian should coach the Indian team.All these foreign coaches, to whom we gave a lot of importance, come here to earn money and then vanish. Gambhir said that the only people who are emotional about Indian cricket are those who have represented their country.I am a mentor to the Lucknow Super Giants.I want to include all Indian coaches in the IPL, but one thing I would like to change is that I want to include all Indian coaches in the tournament.Because no Indian coach has a chance in the Big Bash or any other international league. All foreigners come here to seek the highest positions.We are more esoteric and flexible than other leagues.Gambhir said that we should offer our own people more opportunities.When asked who he considers as the nation's new poster boy or poster girl, he said that everyone who represents the region is a poster boy.He stressed the importance of the state governments to follow the Odisha model and develop one Olympic sport. Every state should try something new, as Odisha did with Indian hockey.See where hockey has gone today.I know the sports ministry is doing a lot and that multinational corporations are involved, but Gambhir said, I suppose that our Olympic sports would be a lot better if each state chooses one sport and completely concentrates on that, and that is what the BCCI should do.Such as I say, the BCCI should continue to give 50 percent of revenue to all other Olympic sports, but not mine.Cricketers should enjoy half of the money generated by the sport.