Why English players are so over hyped?
February 12, 2009 10:55pm CST
Hi friends, I was watching TV last evening and i found out that Kevin pietersen and Andrew flintoff are the highest paid crickters in IPL 2009. Looking at their recent performances .. i really wonder what made them so special. They had a very ordinary season both in test and one dayers. If we look at some of the other players say South African players or Indian players they have been performing so well over the last one and half years. I have seen it in Football now its in Cricket. For example David becham is more famous for his off the field antics than his on field performances. So is Rooney they even did not qualify for the Euro cup and still they are super stars. Is it becoz a lot of countries were under their rule and it still has some effect on them? I really cant find a valid answer. Plz sahre your views. Cheers, Tutul
13 Feb 09
I'm not sure about cricket but in football, EPL is the most watched league in the world. They virtually have a tie up with ESPN/Star sports to broadcast weekly games in just about every part of the world. With that comes the hype, as English players are almost always on a football fan's tv set, and whatever they do on the field is divine. It also helps that the biggest and most famous club in the world plays in the EPL, that's Manchester United FYI. So why exactly are they hyped? Simple, because they play for such big and winning clubs, the thought of these English superstar footballers playing together will almost always yield a win for their country...in theory that is.