Former South Africa star all-rounder, Lance Klusener is of the opinion that the India cricketers must be given an opportunity to participate in the different T20 Leagues all across the globe.
The Indian players should play different T20 leagues – Lance
However, Kluesner got hired as the consultant of Delhi for the limited-overs leg of the domestic season which includes the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which will be a T20 tournament. Klusener stated he had been relatively quiet into the dressing room. He has been observing players from the background and has been taking notes on what the players need to do to improve.
“It’s been barely a week now, and I’m feeling my way in,” he says about his new assignment.
Since retiring from top-flight cricket more than a decade ago, the Durban native has been ‘living out of a suitcase’, crisscrossing the globe and accepting coaching assignments in several T20 leagues. In India, he was the mentor for the Mumbai Indians and Kovai Kings in the TNPL.
Lance Klusener feels coaching in India is the ultimate
“For me, coaching in India is the ultimate. One of the things I like about India is the amount of talent that’s on offer and response from the players is fantastic. That’s why I say this is the best cricketing nation. So, when Rahul Sanghvi called me and offered this role, I couldn’t refuse it,” he explains.
Meanwhile, the former South African player called the Indian Premier League as quite a phenomenon which he believes has single-handedly changed the dynamics of the domestic and the international players to thrive in. However, he also added T20 competitions in Australia and England also provide opportunities for players to realise their talent. Hence, he feels the young India players should be allowed to take part in the T20 Leagues all across the world.
“I really think they are missing a trick by not allowing youngsters in India to travel and play in such tournaments. Because the exposure they are going to get there will be enormous,” he notes.
Klusener feels the players will be in better frame of mind if they have experience of playing outside when they get picked for India.
“Just imagine, you have a youngster with the experience of playing in the Big Bash, and when he gets picked to represent India in Australia, neither the conditions nor those big grounds will be alien to him,” Klusener said.