The individual in a Team - Belgaum Premier League - Jan-7 | - Article by Chaitanya Halgekar

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-The individual in a Team -  
-Belgaum Premier League - Jan-4 |
Article by Chaitanya Halgekar

Vinayak Ghadi today scored 57 runs. The next best score from his team was 14. Total score of his team BCC Macche-106 runs. BCC Macche has lost all their six matches so far in Nitin Shirgurkar’s Belgaum Premier League. Vinayak Ghadi has smashed two fifties and one 30. He is their highest run scorer by a huge margin.

Many who have seen Vinayak Ghadi play, consider him a bit unlucky because his potential goes wasted as he plays from a poor side. BCC Macche sits at the bottom of the points table but the worst factor about the team is that except for Ghadi, no one has so far provided any resistance.

This is not a new phenomenon in Cricket. A huge number of highly talented players have gone unnoticed because they represented a mediocre side. Ryan ten Doeschate of Netherlands is one such player who comes to the mind quickly. He is a genuine all-rounder and an expert finisher for T20 format. But, his talented is channelized more by Kolkata Night Riders than his national team.

Here we saw how great individual performances are lost because they play from a poor side. On the other side, there are many talent individuals whose performances were lost because they represented too good a side. Stuart McGill was a world class spinner but he was over shadowed by the spin wizard Shane Warne.  The legendry Glenn McGrath had to sit out because Dark Nannes occupied the slot for overseas pace bowler for Delhi Daredevils.

Cricket is a team sport, where 11 individuals are expected to play individual game to give a team result. Individual performance undoubtedly affect team performance, but at many occasions a team performance does affect an individual’s performance.