London: England opener Jason Roy has been named the Gujarat Titans’ winner of the IPL mega auction. But before the start of the match, Roy withdrew from the IPL, citing the fact that the ‘biobubble’ was weakening. Roy later said the move was to spend more time with his family.
Soon after, the England Cricket Board banned Roy from playing in 2 internationals. The board has not yet disclosed the reason for this. Roy said that taking a short break from cricket would help him return to the field with more enthusiasm.
Prior to his retirement from the IPL, Roy put on a stellar performance for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. Roy has scored 303 runs in 6 games at an average of 50.50 and a strike rate of 170.22. However, Roy told SkySports.com that his mood was not good despite his brilliant performance.
‘My mood was not so good when I was playing in the Pakistan Super League. I played well but could not enjoy anything as I was in a place full of complications. I was not happy at all. It was the darkest chapter in my life. I have to get home somehow. Must spend at least 2 months with family. This was on my mind.
It has been a long time since I started staying away from home. Hotel quarantine lasting more than 50 days. All this made me dizzy. I took a leave of absence from the IPL to spend time with my family. That’s why I’m back on the field with more enthusiasm now, “said Roy.
Roy returns to England squad for ODI series against Netherlands In the second match of the series, Roy scored 73 off 60 balls, though England were bowled out for a record 498 in the first innings.
English Summary: “Was A Dark Time”: England Star Jason Roy Says Things “Mentally Weren’t Right With Me At PSL”