Promising cricketer Robin Bist all set to head back to Team Rajasthan

Promising cricketer Robin Bist all set to head back to Team Rajasthan

That’s one State that has given me everything, so it would be good to play for them again," quoted Robin Bist.

Robin Bist
Robin Bist. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Robin Bist was one of the top contenders to make it to the Indian side a couple of years ago. And now, he lives in a world of unknown brackets. Bist was a key part of the Rajasthan team that had won the Ranji Trophy twice. His emergence as a batsman was such that he was being tipped to make it to the Indian team soon.

Such was his prominence, that he got the backing from former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as well. However, Bist decided to shift his base from Rajasthan to Himachal Pradesh in a bid to get better opportunities. HP, was a state association run by the then BCCI supreme Anurag Thakur. The move back fired big time for the young cricketer.

He got lost somewhere in mere oblivion and had personal problems keeping him away from the game. Now, Bist is all set to head back to Rajasthan team. This time around, he will have to appear for Team Rajasthan at the Rajasthan High Court. The court ordered that if controversy-ridden Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) are unable to call a truce, the players will continue to participate in the domestic tournaments under the Team Rajasthan banner.

The BCCI had banned RCA in May 2014 soon after it had elected Lalit Modi as their President. Since then, the future of cricketers in Rajasthan has been hanging by the edge of the sword.

“I have decided to move back to Rajasthan. That’s one State that has given me everything, so it would be good to play for them again,” quoted Robin Bist as per the quotes in SportStarLive.

Moving out was not a mistake

Reflecting back at his decision of shifting bases from Rajasthan to Himachal Pradesh, Bist noted that he has no regrets about it. It was the situation that demanded him to move to the other state. Now, his focus is back on playing for the Rajasthan side.

“If you ask me if that was a mistake, I would say it wasn’t. Perhaps, that was what the circumstance demanded. But now, things look bright again. Having the experience of playing in Rajasthan, I know what it takes to deliver the goods,” he quoted.