June 15, 2008

Indian Premier League

Selling cricket’s soul for thirty pieces of silver

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Rahul Dravid, who symbolises everything precommercial cricket stood for, is reduced to one among many cricketer mercenaries who have joined the IPL, writes Nissim Mannathukkaren in the Tehelka magazine.

There is a deathly silence about Dravid’s humiliation in the cricketing fraternity. Saurav Ganguly was evasive when asked about it. There are no words from the otherwise clamorous Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Harsha Bhogle. Why would they say anything when they are all part of the same gravy train?

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