Former opener in India Aakash Chopra beat England players as they pulled out of the next second half of the game Indian Premier League (IPL) plans to resume in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19 September.
It is especially a few days ago that the English trio of Jonny Bairstow, David Malan and Chris Woakes have decided to withdraw from the cash-rich league, citing busy schedules and personal reasons. Before them, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer also took back their name.
Chopra reckoned the franchises feel cheated when something like this happens, and they do not forget the name of such players coming from an IPL season.
‘Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes – they’re not coming. But now David Malan, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow have also taken back their name. This means that half a dozen English players will not be part of the IPL. It was a mass exodus. The IPL family will not forget, “ Chopra said on his Youtube channel.
“The English players will have to keep this thing in mind a bit, that if you withdraw your name from an IPL season, the franchise you bought feels cheated, you feel like you betrayed them,” he added.
Chopra said franchises, according to players, make strategies, and if they withdraw, the effort behind all the planning is ruined. The cricketer also said that the IPL team remembers an elephant because they do not forget who left them and who joined him.
“These are difficult times, of course. We understand it all, but I think I went with you and set up my strategy after much thought; you were an important gear of my wheel, but the gear went away, ‘ explains the 43-year-old.
‘This means that if the auction takes place next time, they remember an elephant, they will certainly not forget who all came and who all left. “And if they say that Mitchell Starc will be paid a lot, it is possible that he will not get it, because if you take your name back twice, it stays with all teams in mind,” Chopra added further.