The Hindu Editorial Analysis : 26th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis

We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

The Hindu is now synonymous with civil services aspirants. What brought on this cult readership?

Big cash, short form.

  • The Indian Premier league (IPL) auctions have come a long way since those initial days in 2008 . Just as the league emerged as a sporting behemoth attracting leading cricketers and fresh talent both from the overseas and domestic sector, its brand equity was often revealed through the astronomical money that the franchises were allowed to spend at the player auctions.
  • The mini-auction at Kochi again reiterated the robust financial underpinnings of the league with top dollar being spent on the cricketers.
  • The overwhelming favor though was about team owners chasing all-rounders, as those who offered value with both bat and ball stayed in demand.
  • It was no surprise that England’s Sam Curran was picked by Punjab Kings at ₹ 18.5 crore while Mumbai Indians jostled for a while to grab the star. Mumbai Indians settled for Australia’s Cameron Green at ₹17.5 crore.
  • Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) associated with a sense of continuity through its core group led by M.S. Dhoni splurged ₹16.25 crore on Ben Stokes.
  • The England Test skipper and coach Brendon McCullum have redefined the way cricket’s longest format is played, and Stokes also lends a spark to Twenty20s, the only other segment he plays after retiring from ODIs.
  • England, which had disdain towards the IPL during its formative years, has now embraced the league.
  • A combined expenditure of ₹167 crore for 80 players was incurred by the franchises during a frenetic evening at Kochi.
  • Having retained essential players in the lead-up to this auction, teams ranging from defending champion Gujarat Titans to Lucknow Super Giants were keen to plug their resource-gaps.
  • Even if all-rounders were the favor, money was spent on the single-skilled players too, especially batters.
  • With the IPL set to unveil the ‘impact-player’ rule in the coming season, which means a super-substitute could be folded for his primary ability, it was no surprise that the likes of Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal or Manish Pandey, evoked interest.
  • Titans also picked Kane Williamson, the New Zealander, who was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Practice Questions:

  • Where had the IPL 2022 auction held?
  • Name the players who were sold at the highest bid?

Important Vocabs:

  • Frenetic- fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
  • Behemoth- a huge or monstrous creature
  • Reiterate- to repeat an opinion, statement, etc. that has already been said to make the meaning clear or to emphasize it
  • Robust- strong and healthy
  • Splurged- to spend money on expensive things you do not really need

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