England batter Jason Roy‘s decision to pull out has left Gujarat team in a soup. The franchise bought him for a base price of 2 crores in the mega auction, but bio-bubble fatigue has forced him to not participate.
The 31-year old took it to Instagram to reveal the thought process behind his decision. In the post, he said that the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that it brought had an impact on him, which was the reason he chose not to play this season.
He wrote, “Hi everyone, especially the Gujarat Titans fans, and squad. It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament. I want to thank the management and the captain Hardik for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction. However, with everything going on in the world over the last 3 years it’s added up and taken its toll on me.”
Roy says he wants to spend time with family
Roy wished to spend time with his family and also wanted to spend the next few months preparing himself for the long schedule after that. He added that he wanted to see Gujarat lift the trophy in their first-ever season.
“I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading into a very busy year. I will be following each game of the Titans and backing them to lift the trophy in their first year of the tournament,” he wrote. “Thank you, everyone, for the continued support and I hope you can all respect and appreciate my decision,” he said.
“Thank you everyone for the continued support and I hope you can all respect and appreciate my decision,” he concluded.
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