'Today, the youngsters are looking to play in the IPL. Reason being fast money. One Ranji Trophy match and they are picked up for the Twenty20 tournament. From day one, their aim is to play in the IPL but one should understand that real cricket is Test cricket,' said Kambli.
The former cricketer also compared IPL with a famous TV show 'Saas Bahu aur Saazish'.
'IPL is fun, entertainment and offers a short career with a lot of money. It's like 'Saas Bahu aur Saazish' serial,' Kambli said at a sidelines of a function here yesterday.
'It's for the youngsters to decide their priorities. We all know that IPL results in quick money, all the attention and facilities. But youngsters should give preference to the domestic cricket, which is the ideal platform to develop skill and temperament.
'When me and (Sachin) Tendulkar started our careers, there was no IPL. We gave preference to the domestic cricket because our aim was to play in Tests. Now, with IPL, so many matches are being played in two months' time and it's becoming like a serial. One day people would like to see a change,' explained Kambli, who recently announced his retirement from first class cricket.
'Saas Bahu aur Saazish' is an afternoon daily on a national news channel that captures the excitement and news of popular serials across channels and the tele-world. The show gives a recap of the popular serials and predicts the likely turn of events in the following episodes.