Joe Root expresses his disappointment over not bagging his maiden IPL deal

Joe Root expresses his disappointment over not bagging his maiden IPL deal

Root mentioned his views on stating some reasons for not grabbing his maiden IPL deal this year.

Joe Root
Joe Root, Captain of England. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most spectacular and extraordinary events in the entire history of sporting entertainment industry. All the various cricketers in India and the overseas players often limit their other assignments in order to be part of this exclusive global tournament.

Many of the best modern-day batsmen like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina and many others have used this platform to gain maturity and settle down their spot in the national setup. While another modern-day great has expressed his disappointment on not grabbing his maiden IPL deal at this year’s auction event.

I want to play more amount of Twenty20 cricket

England Test skipper Joe Root, who is also a consistent performer for his national team in the limited overs format failed to strike his maiden IPL contract in the recent auction. Root’s name came up with a base price of INR 2 crore on the screenings, but the eight franchises never showed any interest in picking up the English batsman in their campaign for the upcoming season.

The Test skipper is also ranked among the Top 15 batsmen in the current ICC rankings. He expresses his disappointment and also revealed that he wants to only aim at playing some more amount of Twenty20 cricket.

“I was disappointed. The reason I wanted to go out there was to play more Twenty20 cricket; it wasn’t to go and earn as much money as possible. I’m not in that position,” said Root revealing his emotions on the setback as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The IPL contract is not in my hands

Root mentioned his views on stating some reasons for not grabbing his maiden IPL deal this year. However, the England cricketer understands the fact all these things are not in anybody’s control. All the eight IPL franchises come quite well prepared for the auction to pick out the right set of players who can win them matches with their different abilities and natural talents.

“For me, I wasn’t going to fit into any one of those [IPL] teams. There’s not really much you can do. It was disappointing but it’s also very understandable. Sides have a clear idea of what they want their makeup of their team to look like and they build around that. You’ve just got to get on with the rest of the cricket I can play.”

“It gives me a really good period to make sure everything is set for the start of the Test season back at home but it would have been really nice to have had the experience and everything that the IPL brings to the table,” further added the England batsman.

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