Bribing and match-fixing have been the part of India cricket for so long. Pay more, have more have been their hidden policy which has restricted the following merit and acceptance on the basis of merit.
A few players are not even considered and remain isolated because promotional strategies need money but the players from remote areas cannot afford to level them up with cash instead of merit. Merit, that is totally almost ignored might have kept India away from more talented unknown players.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, has discussed the time when he was on the stages to be selected. He discussed that his father was a middle-class honest man but he was asked for bribes in order to get me (Virat) selected. The authorities asked him to pay more and Virat then could be considered instantly without considering merit. The duo of son and father denied and the father guided his son to work hard.
Virat Kohli told that he did extraordinary to achieve what he is and to be selected in the national squad totally on the basis of merit rather than paying money.
Virat Kohli exploded on bribing scenarios in Indian Cricket Team
“In my home state (Delhi), sometimes things happen which are not fair. On one occasion, a certain someone did not play by the rules when it came to selection criteria. He told my father that while I had the merit to be selected, a little extra (possibly a bribe) was needed to confirm my selection,” he said.
“My father — an honest middle-class man who had worked hard all his life to become a successful lawyer — did not even understand what ‘little extra’ meant. My father simply said, ‘If you want to select Virat, then let it be purely on merit. I will give you nothing extra’,” he said.
“I didn’t get selected. I cried a lot; I was broken. But that incident taught me a lot. I realized that I had to be extraordinary to become successful and that I had to achieve this purely through my own effort and hard work. My father showed me the right way, through action and not merely words,” he recalled.