Paddy Upton was a part of the Indian team from 2008 to 2011 during the tenure of coach Gary Custern.
Paddy Upton, the former mental conditioning coach of the Indian team, believes that the IPL has put Indian cricketers ahead of the players around the world. Paddy said, “If I look at what IPL has done for young Indian cricketers, this tournament has put Indian cricketers ahead compared to other players in the world. Foreign players are lucky to play in the IPL.” Also Read – Ruturaj Gaikwad selected on Sri Lanka tour said – whatever Mahi bhai says, he should always follow
He told Sportskeeda, “IPL has been incredible not only in terms of learning T20 cricket but also in terms of playing under pressure with a lot of spectators. I consider such T20 leagues beneficial in terms of strength. Also Read – I thought MS Dhoni didn’t know how to bat: Enrique Norkhia
Paddy, who was a part of the Indian team from 2008 to 2011 under coach Gary Custern, said the format of the T20 league is a threat to the global game. Also Read – Kuldeep Yadav Expected To Be Selected For India’s Tour Of Sri Lanka; Said- I am ready to perform when given a chance
He said, “T20 cricket has been a matter of debate in the last few years. Now T20 cricket is becoming more and more famous all over the world. For example, if you look at football, which has more football clubs in the world than international football teams.”
Paddy said, “I think T20 cricket threatens the sport of the world in terms of popularity. But there is also one thing that players are getting tired. They go from one country to another and stay there in Quarantine. This puts pressure on them.”
He said, “It is a big challenge for the players at the moment and I think it will have a little impact on the T20 World Cup as well. I think some players will not be able to participate in the T20 World Cup due to injury or mental health.