No plans of returning to International cricket: Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder played 18 Tests, 48 One-Day Internationals and 22 T20Is for New Zealand.
Updated - Sep 19, 2017 5:37 pm
The discarded player of New Zealand Jesse Ryder has cleared that he has no plans of returning to the International cricket as of now. He is currently representing New Zealand in the World Indoor Cricket Federation World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The cricketer guided his team over the line the opening match of the tournament.
Four years ago, there were serious concerns over the career of Jesse Ryder. He was put on a 56-hour long medically-induced coma after being brutally assaulted outside a bar in Christchurch. He has made his comeback from a fractured skull and a punctured lung. After returning to the national side a year later, he was again dropped from the team after a late-night drinking session on the eve of a Test match against India.
Life is good
The New Zealander made it clear that he is enjoying his life at the moment and has no immediate plans of returning to the international cricket soon. “Life is good. I have no plans for international cricket at this stage, just focussing on this (Indoor World Cup) at the moment and then going home. It’s not something I am thinking about at this moment. If it happens, it happens and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Ryder told PTI.
He played indoor cricket after a long gap of seven years and believed that playing in this form is a personal thing and depends on a player. “I am not too sure. I know in the past a lot of players that have played outdoor cricket have played indoor. It’s been a while for me, after seven years I am playing indoor. I can’t say about more players from outdoor playing indoors, it’s a personal thing really,” he added.
Ryder was happy after registering their first win of the tournament and cleared the air by saying that outdoor and indoor cricket are both different games. “We have got a great bunch of lads and we just hope to continue winning. It’s a very experienced group. They have probably played more indoor cricket than me, especially in the last few years. They know how to deal with pressure. “There are no similarities. It’s a completely different game,” the Black Caps player concluded.