On Sunday, Indian Premier League veteran Amit Mishra did an Instagram live session on the official handle of Delhi Capitals. During the session, the Indian veteran spinner shared the advantages of India’s premier cricketing tournament. Mishra added how IPL has given the country many talented players.
During the interaction, Mishra was asked to lay down the advantages of IPL. He responded with: “IPL has kept on getting difficult with each passing season. Especially it has been difficult for the spinners, I have played the tournament for 12 years now. This would have been my 13th, India has gotten a lot of talent through this tournament, many young players also got financial help through this competition.”
The spinner added, “When I played IPL for the first time in 2008, the batsmen had limited shots. But now the batsmen have many more things in their arsenal. They are more powerful, players now have more shots as well.”
Mishra also shared his opinion on the possibility of IPL happening in empty stadiums without any fans He said: “Things regarding coronavirus need to get normal first, we should give two-three months and then take a call on playing the tournament. Playing cricket is necessary but we should give some time to coronavirus, hopefully, things will settle down by then.”
Mishra has featured in every IPL edition and is also the first spinner in the history of IPL to have three hat-tricks to his name. Mishra started his IPL career when he represented Deccan Chargers and then moved to Pune Warriors India. He has also featured for Sunrisers Hyderabad and is now plying trade with the Delhi Capitals.
If not for coronavirus pandemic, Amit Mishra would be busy representing Delhi Capitals in IPL right now. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has postponed the 13th edition of the tournament indefinitely due to the same.