Mumbai: The Indian Premier League (IPL) continues to be a scouting platform for young Indian talent to graduate further to the international level. While the cash-rich league has given a huge impetus to youngsters such as the Pandya brothers, Hardik, Krunal and Jasprit Bumrah, who received their international caps after successful IPL spells, there are some youngsters who are at the firing end of the IPL.
Mumbai Ranji cricketer Shardul Thakur, who has had not much of experience playing in the IPL, now has expressed his frustration towards the league. The 24-year-old former Kings XI Punjab bowler, who was released by his side mid-way through the season, played only one match for the team in 2015.
Will play a semifinal t20 game tomorrow for my club payyade sc..playing a game after 2 months..ipl has done wonders .. Certainly— Shardul Thakur (@imShard) May 6, 2016
Thakur, along with leg-spinner Pradeep Sahu and batsman Armaan Jaffer, were released from the Kings XI Punjab squad on May 6. The move meant that none of these cricketers could be part of IPL.
Thakur, who had a fabulous domestic season before this IPL took a dig the impact IPL has on youngsters. He was quite optimistic earlier of getting a start this season and even posted some pictures on his Instagram account of his practice sessions with KXIP.
Thakur expects to make a return to action with his club Payyade SC....