Chris Lynn is not upset with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for releasing him
The explosive opener grabbed the headlines by his recent knock in the Abu Dhabi T10 league.
Updated - Nov 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Ahead of the IPL 2020 auction, many franchises trimmed down their squads to gather a hefty amount in their available purse. Many eminent players were shown the exit door by their franchises, with an objective to go for a cheaper alternative or buy them back at a lesser price at the upcoming auction. Ahead of the IPL 2020 season, Kolkata Knight Riders also released as many as 11 players.
The franchise could not qualify for the playoffs in the previous IPL season and finished fifth in the points table. Aiming to reinforce their side, KKR have bid adieu to many match-winning players including Chris Lynn. The explosive opener grabbed the headlines by his recent knock in the Abu Dhabi T10 league. He smashed the highest-ever individual score in the format for Maratha Arabians on Monday night.
Lynn smashed 91 runs off just 30 balls including 9 fours and 7 sixes against Team Abu Dhabi to propel his side to post 138 runs on the board in 10 overs. Arabians won the match by 24 runs as Team Abu Dhabi succumbed to the score of 114/3 in their 10 overs.
After his match-winning performance, Lynn stated that he does not hold any hard feelings for Kolkata Knight Riders after being released. “I have got a really good relationship with the KKR owners, support staff, head coach. There are no hard feeling there at all. More important is keeping those relationships nice and strong,” said the 29-year-old as quoted by India Today.
Looking forward to performing in T10: Chris Lynn
Lynn also highlighted that there are players twice as good as him who were released by their franchises, hence he is not upset with KKR’s decision. The right-hander also believes that delivering impressive performances in the T10 League will prove beneficial for him in the upcoming IPL auction. Many franchises including KKR would be keeping an eye on Lynn’s overall display in the T10 League.
“There are players twice as good as me that have been released from franchises so KKR want to win the tournament and that’s the priority for (head coach) Brendon McCullum. The auctions coming up, so if I happen to score a few more runs and be fresh in the mind of some coaches, that’s a positive,” said Lynn.