The England cricket team has faced a lot of criticism after the humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Ashes series. Many veteran players, including Captain Joe Root, were questioned, while many former players expressed their opinion, describing the England cricket system as bad. But former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has given a shocking statement, blaming the IPL. According to Mickey Arthur, the England Cricket Board (ECB) will have to stop its players from playing the IPL if they want to improve the Test team.
Chris Silverwood (England coach), managing director Ashley Giles and Graham Thorpe (assistant coach) have resigned after being brutally beaten up in the Ashes. Mickey Arthur, who took over as county cricket team Derbyshire’s coaching post after stepping down as the Sri Lankan team’s coach last year, has made important suggestions to the board for their Ashes defeat and improving the England Test team.
Mickey Arthur said in this context that, ‘England did not score enough runs in the Ashes series. If you want to blame, you can blame it but county cricket. They have been extremely good at producing international players. If there is any crisis or problem in the system he doesn’t have any idea about it. If you want strength in the opening season, unfortunately, you have to stop your players from playing in the IPL. You have to prepare your best players to play county cricket to make a better test team.
Facing the flak from around the globe, Ian Chappel who is an Australian legend came out lashing at the English captain Joe Root saying that the skier lacks imagination. He also said that the player is lucky because the players inside still believe in him.
The next delivery came from the former Australian legend Ricky Ponting who slammed Joe Root saying what was Root doing on the ground, the former captain added saying that it was Joe’s Duty what the lengths his bowlers are bowling at. In another (this time hilarious), Ponting pointed out that he almost fell from his place of seating after hearing Joe Roots Statement made against its bowlers and said root can say whatever he wants to.