Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image: Twitter

Ravi Ashwin, a star Indian spinner, believes that for Zimbabwe to thrive, they must perform well in cricket. He referred to an article he read about the global cricket situation, emphasizing that where there is more money and employment opportunities, there is a better chance of success.

All of the players in India’s 15-man squad sent to Zimbabwe for the ongoing three-match ODI series earn more money in the Indian Premier League (IPL) than the entire prize money of Zimbabwe’s T20 League, according to Ashwin.

He also emphasised that Zimbabwe was once unable to pay player salaries, but that with a change in management, they were able to clear all outstanding debts and have since recovered.

India vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
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Shahbaz Ahmed’s IPL Salary Is More Than The Prize Money Of The T20 League In Zimbabwe: Ravichandran Ashwin

“Read an amazing article on the world cricket scenario. It says that wherever there is more money, employment opportunities are better, and there are better chances of players flourishing. For example, India has sent a 15-member squad to Zimbabwe. Washington Sundar got injured, and Shahbaz Ahmed has been sent as a last-minute replacement”, said Ashwin on his YouTube channel.

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Shahbaz Ahmed is sitting on a good contract at RCB. I don’t know his exact salary details, but he must be definitely earning in crores. On the other hand, the entire prize money of Zimbabwe’s T20 league, which is called the National Premier League (NPL) is $10,000 (₹8.50 lakh). Even the base price of Indian players for the IPL is more than ₹8.5 lakh,” added Ashwin.

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“If Zimbabwe does well in this series, they will get accolades, and it will be good for their cricket,” Ashwin further said on the subject.

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