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'IPL is like two-minute noodles, tasty but not nutritious'

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January 25, 2015 10:10 IST
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A collage of IPL players (This image is used for representational purposes). Photograph: BCCI

Former India cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday took a pot shot at the Indian Premier League and expressed concern at India’s bowling strength going into the World Cup.

He said hoped India would defend its World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand but at the same time expressed deep concern about the current national cricket team's weak bowling attack.

"As an Indian, I would always hope that we win the World Cup but I'm not sure of our bowling attack. Our bowling may suffer in the overseas conditions," the cricketer-turned-BJP MP told reporters in Kolkata.

Critical of the T20 version of cricket, the former Indian attacking batsman said: "It's damaging cricket. T20 cricket is like two-minute noodles -- no doubt it's tasty but never nutritious.

"The IPL is like a honeycomb, there's a lot of money in cricket now and everybody is lured by it," the 56-year-old said.

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