Thursday, 19 September 2019

Adil Rashid admits ‘heart’s not in red-ball cricket

Adil rashid

LONDON: England leg-spinner Adil Rashid admitted that he signed an only white-ball contract with Yorkshire because his heart is no more in the red-ball cricket.

Rashid was the lead-wicket-taker for England Test side during Bangladesh and India tour in 2016-17, despite his form the right-arm bowler was excluded from this winter’s Ashes squad.

However, he said that the decision to switch to a white-ball cricket was not motivated by the omission.

Adil Rashid

“It’s very much my decision. It’s something that I’ve thought about and felt I had to do, and has been inside me for a little while,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Rashid as saying.

The 30-year-old added, “The enjoyment, the spark, the buzz. All that came into it. I couldn’t go through another season doing this — it could affect my performance, my bowling and that could easily rub off into other competitions and white-ball stuff.”

The bowling all-rounder was also surrounded by controversies when he made himself unavailable for the Yorkshire showdown with Middlesex at Lord’s in 2016, citing “fatigue and family reasons”.

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