Aniket Choudhary disappointed on being ignored in the IPL auction

Aniket Choudhary disappointed on being ignored in the IPL auction

Aniket has played for the RCB in the previous editions of the IPL.

Aniket Choudhary of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aniket Choudhary and Virat Kohli (Photo: IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction brought a lot of delight for the uncapped players. But there were still a few who were deserving candidates but ignored by the franchises. Rajasthan pacer Aniket Choudhary is certainly one of those as he is currently setting the stage on fire in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. He is one of the reasons for Rajasthan to register five wins so far in the tournament in Group C.

He has so far accounted for 40 scalps in seven matches and is the fourth-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Moreover, Aniket has also bowled at the Indian batsmen at the nets a couple of times and despite that hasn’t been able to attract the attention of the franchises.

“Not getting picked in the auction, I am certainly disappointed. But then maybe it’s a sign that I have to do even better. But then of course if teams are seeing my performance, then maybe I could get a chance into the season, that is if there is an injury or a pull-out. If not, I’ll be working even harder for the next year,” Aniket said while speaking to Cricket Next.

I can’t lose hope

Aniket Choudhary, however, isn’t losing sleep over not getting an IPL contract. He vows to keep performing well in the domestic circuit and is also satisfied with the fact that his five-wicket hauls in this season have come in team’s victories. Rajasthan is currently at the top of the points table in Group C and look set to qualify for the next round.

“With Rajasthan on top of the points table, it just seems like I have contributed to the team’s win. So, it’s very satisfying. I can’t lose hope already if a bowler has already made it to the team,” he says. “Every bowler has a different skill-set, so you can’t really say who’ll get an India call-up and when. I just focus on improving myself each day, and it has worked for me. So that I’m satisfied,” the fast bowler further added.

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