is playing for club more important than national commitments?

India
September 12, 2010 8:30am CST
hi friends. just a thought.thats all. harbhajan singh.played only 6 ODI this year zaheer khan.played only 8 ODI and not a single test match since feb. tendulkar.never played after his historic 200* on feb 24th. Dhoni.got his fingers injured and had flu last night (the reason he didnt bat ) but still played the game against stags. yuvraj.had finger and wrist injury but played the whole IPL 3. but the one thing common between all of the them is they played more percentage of games for their club than for their country this year. each and everyone of them had injuries this year but they played IPL but opted or rested for ODI series resulting in the some of the worst loses this year including losing to zimbabwe twice and getting out below 100 twice in quick succesion. is commitment to chennai superkings is more to Dhoni that he risks playing with a flu? when yuvi's whole future hangs in balance because of his bad formand bad injuries,is it worth injuring it more just for a domestic tournament? i wonder if they showed this much commitment to any other domestic tournaments. if tendulkar is opting out of ODI's to save himself from more injuries and give the youngsters more chance,why didnt he opt out of champions league when three grueling test series will played in the next 3 months?
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@venkit (2957)
• India
12 Sep 10
when BCCI itself is alowing its internation player to become the part of money making cricket rather than representing the nation. how the players feel the importance for playing for nation. and i think young cricket are more passionate when considering with some big names. but its very painfull that many give importance to money rather than the nation
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• India
12 Sep 10
ya its very painfull that many senior cricketers are not showing the needed commitment to the top level cricket of representing the natin. intead they are going behind the money. sachin himself had stated that players should be able to give priority to the cricket tehy play, and looks like he himself is giving more priority for money. actaualy the big names you mentioned should be a good modl for the young talents but they are going behind the money and becoming injured by playing for money.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Sep 10
This is the same debate that has played on and on in many sports be it football, cricket or any other sport. I think it is always a personal choice. For most of the great sportsperson, the country always come first before the club. But club commitments are equally important, because that is the normal bread winner for most of these sportsperson. Whether they get selected to the national team or not is a matter of chance, but clubs are more secured employment and so we also need to respect this aspect. Cheers! Ram
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@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
13 Sep 10
I think it is not more important playing for club than playing for National commitments.. because if a players plays for their country.. then a thousands of feelings with him/her.. and every person wants to win his players.. so i think it is not more important than country..