England batsman Keaton Jennings gives a miss to Accountancy exam for Pakistan Test
A big test was in front of the Pakistan bowlers, to prove their worth with left-arm seamer Mohammed Amir leading the line.
Updated - May 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Ahead of the series against Pakistan, for the first time, the home side fielded a weaker and an inexperienced side. On the other end was a strong and a relatively newer Pakistan side whose bowling was well lauded in the domestic circuit.
A big test was in front of the Pakistan bowlers, to prove their worth with left-arm seamer Mohammed Amir leading the line. England was never expecting to go down to the Asian opponents in the two-match Test series. However, against the left-arm pacer, the English batsmen failed to add a huge total on board.
However, ahead of the second Test, England have drafted in the left-handed batsman Keaton Jennings into the squad. The left-hander revealed that he has given a skip to his Accountancy exam to join up the squad.
What did Keaton Jennings say?
“I booked my train down to London to write a three-hour accounting paper today,” Jennings told the ECB website before he took his place in the England squad. I wouldn’t change it for the world, potentially playing a Test match for England. Those memories and experiences that only a handful of people get to experience.” added the English batsman.
Further, Jennings told the reporters that the exam is not a major concern for him, as the exam could be taken at a later date and if not he does not worry about getting failed in the exam for a place in the playing XI. Since debut, Jennings has played only six Tests for England from December 2016. In the Mumbai Test, the southpaw scored a century against India. Since then, the left-hander has been dropped from the squad.
The return of the left-hander would come in handy for the English side who are currently facing the wrath from the Pakistani seamers. England would now be looking to salvage their lost pride against Pakistan in the second Test, as they look to draw the series at one apiece.