But with the cricket luver’ly cricket being played the best cricketers from most countries on show and the immense merrymaking, from a Sri Lankan point of view it is a sad to note that other than for Lasith Malinga who the Mumbai Indians crave for, sadly no other cricketer has been able to catch the eye of the many Franchises. It is a sad indictment on the present state of our talent pool.
In the tournament’s early years some of the Sri Lankan cricketers were in great demand. To mention a few –Sanath Jayasuriya, T.M. Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Angelo Mathews were all draw cards and showcased their talents and satisfied their sponsors.
But now Sri Lankan cricketers are a forgotten lot. That is because there is no cricketer now attractive enough to nudge the franchises and earn a call.