I haven't been even called for trials, says dejected Dharmendrasinh Jadeja over IPL snub
He was not among the uncapped players who were picked in the auction.
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction turned out to be memorable for the uncapped Indian players as they were the most sought during the event. But with only 70 spots to fill, there was bound to be a disappointment for few and one of them is the left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja from Saurashtra. He wasn’t even shortlisted during the fast-tracked auction process and the cricketer has expressed his disappointment over the same.
Jadeja is one of the top bowlers in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season and has been the consistent performer in the domestic circuit for the last couple of years. He picked 33 wickets in the last season of the tournament in six outings while has already accounted for 32 scalps in six innings. Even Sheldon Jackson vented his frustration as the player like him was not even considered by the franchises.
“Last year I was among the top bowlers in the Ranji Trophy. This year, too, I have been successful. In the last two matches, I have taken 19 wickets including a hat-trick. I was hoping that these performances would get recognised and some IPL team would take note of it. But, still I have not got any chance,” he was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Dejected Jadeja rues lack of interest
Moreover, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja wasn’t impressed with the teams not showing any interest in him for the glittering T20 league. He rued not being offered any opportunities as none of the eight franchises called him even for trials. “Let alone direct selection, I have not even been called for trials prior to the auctions,” Jadeja added.
As far as the auction is considered, Varun Chakravarthy was the one who hogged the limelight. All the franchises sought him in their team and the Kings XI Punjab ended up shelling out a whopping amount of Rs 8.4 crores for him.