Ahmedabad: England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has no regrets for not getting a chance in IPL 2021. He was not expected to be selected due to the presence of a large number of spinners in this tournament already.
Adil Rashid never managed to attract the attention of IPL franchisees even after a better performance at the international level in the last few years and the same happened in the last auction of India’s mega T20 league.
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Rashid said on the eve of the second T20 International match against India, ‘I will not call it regrettable, obviously a large number of spinners are associated with this league. India also has a local spinner, so I did not expect to be elected myself.
The 33-year-old player said, ‘It would have been nice to have a contract from the IPL but as I said, you can send your name for such tournaments and hope that a team chooses you. The same happens in IPL or other tournaments.
England surprised India by bowling leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the first match of the 5-match T20 series on Friday. Rashid not only bowled economically but also dismissed Virat Kohli at zero.
He said, ‘Bowling with a new ball is not new to me. I have been working on this for the last few years. Hopefully I will be able to continue this performance, whether it is the first six overs or the middle and last overs, I want to work hard to improve myself.
After recovering from a shoulder injury, Adil Rashid is paying full attention to limited-overs cricket. He said, ‘I am not thinking about Test cricket or Ashes. World Cup is yet to be held and much cricket remains before that. I am focusing on white ball cricket right now.