IPL will help Indian cricket, says Rhodes

Apr 26, 2012, 08:26 IST | Agencies

Mumbai Indians' fielding coach Jonty Rhodes feels it is important for India's youngsters to utilise the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a launching pad for international cricket.

“Guys like Sachin can’t play forever and it’s important that the young Indian players who come through the IPL are all-round players, not just in batting and bowling, as most of the Indian players are, but also as good fielders,” the former South Africa batsman told PTI.

Jonty Rhodes

“They’ve got quite a few young Indian players and what I think the organisers are trying to do is to make sure that once the Tendulkars and the Harbhajans retire, the younger guys coming through will carry India,” he added.

The South African reckoned IPL would make Indian cricket stronger. “Indian cricket is going to strengthen and improve because of the IPL. It is a great platform where you get international players and coaches working with the young players.”  

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