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Old January 11, 2018, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MarufH
I get what you are saying. Money matters. But money is taking the true passion and fun out of it. Think about it, Wasim Akram, Ranatunga and Ganguly was not paid as much during their playing career but sure played with their heart out. I miss that passion.
It's true. But back then, these players didn't have any alternatives. It was national team or bust. Also, coincidentally, each of the guys you mentioned has had a second career after cricket - either TV host, coaching, and politics.

I'm sure alot of players still have that passion to bring honor to the country, especially our boys. But as the difference in pay between national contracts and T20 leagues gets worse, a lot of players will be making tough choices. We see it already with early retirements, kolpaks, etc.
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