Indian team players must play domestic cricket: Nikhil Chopra

Former India cricketer Nikhil Chopra has said that Indian team’s prominent players should participate in the domestic tournaments to encourage young cricketers.

“Prominent national team players must participate in the domestic tournaments so that the budding cricketers get the opportunity to pick up tips from them,” said Chopra.

Praising the role of the National Cricket Academy and regional cricket academies in developing cricket, Chopra said there is no lack of good quality spinners at the national level.

“Everybody wants to be like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Shewag or Rahul Dravid as cricket has become a batsman-centric game. Very few cricketers want to become a Harbhajan Singh,” he said.

Nikhil Chopra is a retired Indian cricketer and a cricket analyst. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. He played in 39 ODIs and a solitary Test.

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