Melbourne: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor is surprised to find that a considerable number of his country’s players are staying in India for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), especially after the corona virus epidemic. Steve Smith.
Three of Australia’s players have returned home after the Kovid-19 affair in India, but apart from their 14 players, some coaches and commentators remain part of the IPL.
Why Smith stayed in India for 2.2 crores
During a discussion on ‘Channel 9’, Taylor said, ‘I am a little surprised that many Australian players are still staying there. If you are Pat Cummins, then it is very difficult to leave cricket for six weeks.
He said, ‘Steve Smith’s case is interesting because his contract is worth around 350,000 Australian dollars (2.2 crore rupees with Delhi Capitals). For a player like Smith, this is not as big a contract as it probably should have been. I was surprised that he decided to go there ‘.
Taylor trolled his own player
Taylor (Mark Taylor) termed the suggestion of Chris Lynn, another player associated with the Mumbai Indians, as absurd. Lynn had said that Cricket Australia should arrange a chartered flight to bring the players back at the end of the tournament.
Lynn had said that since Cricket Australia takes some percentage of their players’ IPL earnings, they should work towards bringing them back. Taylor described the comment as ‘absurd’.
He said, ‘I think Lin’s response is’ absurd’. Cricket Australia takes 10 per cent of the players ‘contract, it is because it has made the players worth it in coaching and other mediums’.
He said, ‘Many players have said that they are comfortable in the bubble, but what will happen when the tournament ends. I think the Australian players and coaches will be hoping that they will reach home soon after the tournament is over ‘.
Let us tell you that Andrew Tye, Adam Jampa and Ken Richardson returned home due to the growing cases of Kovid-19 but Taylor (Mark Taylor) said that most of Australia’s players and coaches are feeling comfortable at the moment