Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle Takes a Dig at Team India Over Calling Off England Test Match
Cricket has so many stress points. 3 formats for a start, world events where the ICC is a stakeholder, bilateral events where 2 teams have a stake & franchised leagues where one country will protect its finances. Then, Covid! No use pointing fingers, the stress is in the system.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 14, 2021
That’s a rubbish excuse & you know it.— Slog Sweeper (@the_slogsweeper) September 14, 2021
They are saying mental health and not Covid; yet they didn’t go home to have rest? Or just get away from the game like Stokes has?
They didn’t field a team 2 hours before the game & hopped on planes 24 hours later to play IPL.
Sadly though, the interest of the cricket fans seems to be getting lost in this mess. I sincerely hope that cricket administrators keep the fans at the epicenter while making any of the decisions. Without fans, the sport is as good as nothing.— Anand Dixit (@adixitstat) September 14, 2021
This stress earns millions of rupees to all players and stakeholders, look at the lifestyle of modern Indian cricketer!!! I am ready to take this much stress if I get this much money. On a serious note, this is money making business and all involved are earning handsomely.— Samir Shah (@1406Samir) September 14, 2021
The stress lies in ridiculous scheduling.— Daraius Ardeshir (@DEArdeshir) September 14, 2021
Bilateral series between 12 nations + 3 formats + franchise leagues simply cannot coexist.
Something must reduce. Quality already suffering.
Look at football. Only club leagues + a few inter-nation tournaments. Virtually no bilaterals.
Harsha if it was other way around you would be the first one screaming about money over sports! But it’s cool we know what happened and English board wasn’t ready for IPL 2.0 when they planned the summer test tour!— steve shadski (@SShadski) September 14, 2021
I think ECB and and English media and few vested interests are simply making a mountain out of a molehill! Entire tours have got cancelled out of covid but still a fuss over a test! Players were already brave enough to play 4th test despite covid outbreak in the camp!— KIRAN PATIL (@KP_The_Thinker) September 14, 2021
Before the match's cancellation, India was leading the series 2-1, but the result of the final Test is not known yet.