Jaydev Unadkat takes a break from social media post Sri Lanka tour snub
The 29-year-old added that he would return stronger.
Updated - Jun 13, 2021 11:53 am
India is all set to tour Sri Lanka for a white ball series that kicks off on July 13, comprising of three ODIs and as many T20Is. It was only two days back that BCCI announced squads for the same and six cricketers received their maiden call-up. However, there was one player who was certainly expecting an invite but failed to do so. Jaydev Unadkat, the highest wicket-taker in the 2019-20 Ranji season was surely looking forward to a call in one of the India squads.
However, as soon as squads came on the table, Unadkat took to his social media to convey that he will continue to work hard on his game and would not waste time thinking as to why was not selected. Unadkat went on to add that he would work harder and come back stronger the next time.
“I found my passion when I was a kid, inspired by watching all the greats of the gameplay with all their heart on the field. All these years later, I got to experience it myself. And above everything else, that never-say-die attitude that I saw in them and nurtured inside myself stayed with me! When I was young, some labelled me as a raw, erratic bowler, an over-dreaming bloke coming from a small town. Slowly, their perception changed.
“And that’s cos I changed. I matured. The highs, the lows, the enormous joy, the extreme disappointment! Oh, what would I have been without this sport. This game has given me so much, and not for one moment, am I gonna repent on why not me, or when will my time come and what have I done wrong. I have got my chances in the past & I will still get them. It will be when it will be,” Unadkat added.
Here is the message conveyed by Jaydev Unadkat
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) June 12, 2021
The 29-year-old further went on to add that he is thankful for all the good wishes and love he has received from his fans and loved ones over the years. It’s time for him to focus a little more on the game and till then, he will be on a break from social media.
“At this point in my career, with all the useful experience that I’ve fortunately gathered, I am only going to appreciate what comes my way and keep fighting till the very end (and that’s not gonna be soon, sure!). May be that could be taken as being soft, but then, I’ll keep the ruthlessness and aggression for when I am out there on the field. I am super grateful for your good wishes & support. Time to focus more on my game and work even harder. Until then, social-media detox mode on!” he concluded.