IPL 2022 LIVE: Rajat Bhatia Reveals Many Foreign Cricketers Fake Fitness In IPL
IPL 2022 LIVE: Injuries are part of any sport. It can happen to anyone at any time. Players in different sports around the world have had different injuries. It may be while playing the game or some freakish injuries outside the stadium. Cricket is no different, injuries are part and parcel of this sport too. Injuries have put a break to a lot of cricketing careers over the years. Former Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Rajat Bhatia in a recent interview revealed that a lot of foreign players faked their fitness to retain their contracts in IPL.
In the past, someone like Saba Karim because of an eye injury couldn’t play much cricket for the national side. While a great all-rounder like Irfan Pathan was always grappling with injuries. Former Indian pacer, Ashish Nehra too struggled with injuries throughout his career. These are just a few examples. So, it is not really a surprise that players faked their injuries to be able to be part of the cash-rich league.
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Fitness standards have developed over the last decade but there are some players who still continue to be injury-prone. Nathan Coulter Nile, Navdeep Saini, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are some of the names who have been injury-prone over the years. In IPL, franchises look towards players who can contribute in at least two departments. Nathan Coulter Nile therefore always finds a franchise in the IPL despite being injury prone. In the ongoing season as well, he was acquired by Rajasthan Royals. But he was ruled out at the beginning of the season itself. Check our betting tips today and get the latest updates here.
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Rajat Bhatia while talking to SportsTiger revealed that players in the past have in fact hidden their injuries. He gave the example of former Sunrisers Hyderabad fielding coach, Brad Haddin.
“There are many players here who play a few games despite not being fully fit as they know that if they play even one game, they will get a fair share of their contract amount. I have seen Brad Haddin doing so. While playing for KKR, he featured in a few games and then proved that he is injured. Many players do such things. They come and play and hide their injuries,”
It remains to be seen if this trend changes because, in this age of so much cricket, players need be to at their 100 percent fitness.