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‘I was told something it wasn’t’ – Ireland bowler makes shocking claim on Chennai franchise

Ireland bowler makes shocking claim on Chennai franchise

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‘I was told something it wasn’t’ – Ireland bowler makes shocking claim on Chennai franchise

The Indian T20 League 2023 is fast approaching and the mini-auction for the same is all set to take place on December 23, in Kochi. While the teams are getting their papers ready to shortlist the desired players to rope in from the auction, a young cricketer from Ireland decided to open up on why he would not be picked by a franchise that roped him in as a net bowler in the previous edition.

Josh Little, the 23-year-old Irish star, is making his mark in international cricket, slowly drawing attention from all ends of the cricketing world. Ahead of the mini-auction, the pacer opened up on the Chennai franchise which roped him in as the net bowler and said that there was something more than that to it. 

Little made a shocking claim saying that he was told something it wasn’t and added that he used to bowl only 2 overs. He further added that he was initially told that he would get a chance to play if someone gets injured and will be a net bowler till then. 

Maybe I was naive: Josh Little

The Irish pacer further added that he wanted to bowl when he wanted to but was not able to, after coming halfway across the world. Anguished by the same, Little revealed how he left the team after being with them for 2 weeks and said that he might not be picked back by the MS Dhoni-led team again on the back of this series of events. 

“I was told it was something it wasn’t. I was told before I went that I’m a net bowler and if someone gets injured then there’s a chance I play. But I couldn’t bowl when I wanted, I’d get two overs [in training] and think, ‘Two overs, I’m halfway across the world here!’ Maybe I was naive because I played in the Lankan Premier League and T10, I had a good year behind me,” Little was quoted as saying to Cricbuzz. 

“I’m an international cricketer, it didn’t seem right. The other guys were keen to get involved because they never had that sort of exposure. When I found out I was a net bowler that was required to bowl at someone when the slingers were tired, I was like ‘get me out of here’ – which is probably why they’ll never have me back because I left after two weeks,” he added. 

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