‘Bit disappointed not to be selected’ – Footballer Harry Kane’s cheeky tweet on IPL retentions is trending
RCB took some harsh calls for IPL 2021 as they retained just 12 players.
Updated - Jan 22, 2021 3:02 pm
On January 20, Wednesday, all the eight franchises submitted the final list of their retained and released players for the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). There were some surprising retentions and releases from the respective team managements as they took harsh calls and played big gambles to emerge victorious in the upcoming edition of IPL.
English professional footballer Harry Kane is a big fan of the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, the footballer was left disappointed when the franchise didn’t retain him in their squad. Harry jokingly revealed that he was hoping to make his debut for RCB this season but will continue cheering for the team. Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane expressed his disappointment via his official Twitter handle.
“Bit disappointed not to be selected but nothing I can do now. Will still be cheering the boys on,” he wrote on Twitter.
Bit disappointed not to be selected but nothing I can do now. Will still be cheering the boys on 😂🏏🔥 https://t.co/Jq17o1m3aO
— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 20, 2021
Harry had revealed his fascination for the game of cricket and the Bangalore outfit when he had shared a clip of his batting on his social media and asked the skipper Virat Kohli if he could get a place in RCB next year? “Got a match winning T20 knock in me I reckon. Any places going for @RCBTweets in the @IPL next season @imVkohli??” Kane had tweeted.
The Indian skipper was visibly impressed with Kane as he lauded him for his batting skills and reckoned that RCB can rope him as a counter-attacking batsman. “Haha good skills mate. Maybe we can get you in as a counter-attacking batsman???????? @HKane,” Kohli had replied.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 28, 2020
RCB released as many as 10 players ahead of IPL 2021
The team, led by Virat Kohli, took some harsh calls for IPL 2021 as they retained just 12 players. Apart from Kohli, AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal, the franchise retained the highest run-getter of the previous season Devdutt Padikkal along with Joshua Philippe, who is looking in good touch in BBL. Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini and Adam Zampa also form a part of the retained list.
However, RCB decided to end their ties with Australian skipper Aaron Finch, who had a poor run in IPL 2020, along with Chris Morris, who had a decent season. Other eight players released by the team includes Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, and Umesh Yadav