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“Extremely Tough on Domestic Players,” Shardul Thakur Laments for More Breaks in Ranji Matches

Shardul Thakur felt that the gaps between the Ranji trophy matches are short and cited Mohit’s injury as an example.

Shardul Thakur laments for more breaks in Ranji Matches

The Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur has made a call to increase the gaps between the domestic cricket for the well being of the players.

Shardul Thakur who plays for Mumbai, has recently smashed his maiden FC century during the semi finals match of the Ranji Trophy schedule.

Right after smashing his century on the day 02 of the match, he spoke about his maiden ton and also requested BCCI to have improvised schedules for domestic tournaments especially Ranji Trophies.

“If boys keep playing like this for two more seasons, there will be a lot of injuries across the country,” he said.

“Next year, they [the BCCI] have to re-look at it, and give more [of a] break. When I remember playing Ranji Trophy back in the day, good seven to eight years back, [the] first three games used to have [a] three-day break, and then it was [a] four-day break, and knockouts were played [with] five-day breaks.”

With the IPL is getting bigger, the BCCI has forced all senior men’s to compete over a domestic circuit than usual.

“Now this year, we have seen that all the games have been played [with a] three-day gap. It is extremely tough on domestic players to expect them to play ten games in a row with just a three-day gap if [a] team makes it to the finals.

“Also, when nine teams were in the group [in the old format], one team would get a break in [the] round-robin system. Now with only eight teams being in one group, everyone plays each other, so that [extra] break has gone now.”

He explained the situation of the fast bowlers with an example. Mohit who played for Mumbai has been rested from the league match against Chattisgarh and believed to developed a hamstring related injury.

“Yeah, 100% because Mohit [Avasthi] also had an injury in the sixth game. He played five games in a row. He had a huge workload because Tushar [Deshpande] was also selected for India A,” Thakur said.

“He was not available. Dhawal [Kulkarni] was playing alternate games looking at his age and workload. Royston [Dias] is fairly new.

“He [Mohit] operated a lot in those first five games, and then he had an injury so he had to miss a game. I think that is because there is not enough spacing between the games.”

Tamil Nadu skipper Sai Kishore also accepted the fact who crossed 50 wicket dismissal in the season.

“A few players feel the same thing,” Sai Kishore said. “Fast bowlers are extra tired because you travel on one day. For me, I don’t train much because of the three-day thing.

I bowl directly match-to-match, so the load on my body is fine. I don’t strain myself in training pre-match. I am managing myself that way, but it should be harder for the fast bowlers,” he concluded.

Coming to the present, Mumbai scored 378 runs in the first innings of the semi finals as a response to 146 runs by Tamil Nadu. With a trial of 232 runs, Tamil Nadu started their second innings where they lost 3 wickets for 10 runs.

Baba Indrajith and Pradosh currently stands in the crease taking the score above fifty at MCA cricket ground.

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