We all know about Indian Premier League i.e. IPL from so long now. It has been a boon for young blood of Indian cricket and how!Many young cricketers got opportunity to make their mark in IPL. Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, to name a few, went from being obscure to being household names on match day.
Before IPL, it was no walk in the park for young talent to break onto the scene. Buying penny stocks and becoming millionaire had better odds than getting into Indian cricket team.
Back then, even players who set Ranji league on fire with their consistent performances either got less opportunities in national team or none at all. One such unluckiest but much deserving Ranji league player to not get a single opportunity to play for India was Amol Anil Muzumdar.
Scoring 260 in his first-class debut, amassing around 11000 runs at an average of 48 that included 60 half centuries and 30 centuries, still couldn’t get him an opportunity to play in at least 1 match of Indian cricket team. On contrary, there were few forgettable appearances which didn’t make any impression whatsoever.
It is not about undeserving ones getting chance to play while deserving ones staying in oblivion, but opportunity cost shouldn’t be at the expense of obvious potential going amiss.
Corporate culture is also not immune to such tragedies. We also come across travesty of justice in companies where candidates are denied certain role because management turned blind eye to their potential.
@Myrsa we continuously strive to not let such tendencies leak into our work culture. If someone is interested to work with us in some capacity and that person has potential for certain role, we give them time to prepare. Once the candidate comes prepared and tick all the checkboxes in our assessment, we offer him/her opportunity to work with us.