When the balance between followers of an orthodox style and those with an unorthodox approach is jilted, cricket as a sport suffers.
One is not suggesting that the current crops of Indian cricketers don't give their 100 percent on foreign tours. The problem lies in their non-acceptance of the playing conditions. It's this negative mindset which is a deterrent in them performing well overseas.
One needs to give credit where it's due; The International Cricket Council in this case, which has managed to achieve the unthinkable - turn the most exciting version of cricket into a big bore.
So here's the question the whole of India wants an answer to: Why? Why in god's name did VVS Laxman not invite Dhoni home for dinner?
The sting operation brought to light the worst kept secret of the billion dollar league - franchises are not shy of paying players under the table to lure them into signing a contract. But will the IPL take action against the all-powerful franchise owners?
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