Mumbai: Sure, they are being paid well and their future is secure with the many avenues available, but there is a need to educate them better on the exploits of their predecessors so that they fully realise the kind of effort and sacrifices it takes to make a successful cricketing career.
We have heard stories about Virender Sehwag not knowing who Vinoo Mankad was in 2005. A few years earlier, an India fast bowler identified Dr W G Grace as K S Ranjitsinhji while visiting a former cricketer's home in Mumbai.
Many of the young IPL players have seen Sunil Gavaskar around in his capacity as commentator. But how many of them know the true exploits of India's original little master one shudders to guess.