Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri feels annoyed and frustrated with recurring injuries to Indian pacers and questions the use of the National Cricket Academy.
“Let’s put it this way: there are quite a few in the last three or four years who are permanent residents of the NCA. Soon, they’ll get a resident permit there to walk in any time they want, which is not a good thing at all. It’s unreal.
“Come on, you’re not playing that much cricket to be injured again and again. I mean, you can’t play four matches on the trot. What are you going to the NCA for? If you are going to come back and then three matches [later] you’re back there. So make sure you get fit and come once and for all because it’s damn frustrating. Not just for the team, the players, the BCCI, and the captains of the various [IPL] franchises. It’s annoying, to say the least,” Shastri said while speaking on the ESPNCricinfo show.
Some of them don’t play any other cricket in the year: Ravi Shastri
“I can understand a serious injury, but every four games when someone touches his hamstring, or someone touches his groin, you start thinking, what are these guys… what are they training, what’s going on. And some of them don’t play any other cricket in the year. It’s just four overs [in the IPL], man, three hours. The game is over,” Shastri added.