New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team skipper and mentor of Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils, Rahul Dravid, feels that playing for the country is like winning a gold medal, while, representing an IPL franchise is equivalent to silver.
Dravid also believes that judging a player on the bases of his price in the IPL auctions is not always a right.
"I never judge players based on his price. I understand how an auction works. What one actually earns in auction is not reflection of who you are. A lot of things happen in auction. You can't control prices. Just because someone got so much money does not mean that the franchise considers him more important player than another," Dravid was quoted as saying by PTI.
Dravid had a word of caution for those who only want to play the cash-rich league and nothing else.
"If you look at this World T20 at Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Kane Williamson, they are all classical players. I used to tell my U-19 boys that why sell yourself for less when you can play all the formats. There are enough batsmen and bowlers who have done that. You don't have to stick only to T20. That's a dangerous trend to go down. Only two months of this cricket,” added the 43-year-old.
(With PTI inputs)