Big Blow For Delhi Capitals: Star Batter Pulls Out Of IPL 2024 Due To Personal Reasons


England batsman Harry Brook, who was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 4 crore, has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 citing personal reasons. Signed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in the auction last year, the England batsman had also pulled out of the five-match Test tour of India. The batsman announced on Instagram that he had “made the very difficult decision not to play in the upcoming IPL” and revealed that he had lost his grandmother last month, who was his “rock”.

“I can confirm that I have taken the very difficult decision not to play in the upcoming IPL. I was very excited to be selected by Delhi Capitals and was looking forward to joining in with everyone. However I do not feel that I should have needed to “To share my personal reasons behind this decision, I know many will ask why. So I wanted to share it,” Brooke wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram.

Talking about how his grandmother shaped his outlook on life and love for cricket, Brook said, “I lost my grandmother last month – she was a rock for me and I loved my childhood. Spent a large part of the time at his house; my outlook on life and love for cricket was developed by him and my late grandfather. When I was at home, hardly a day went by without seeing him It gives me great pleasure that she was able to watch me play cricket for England. I am proud that she could collect some of the awards I have won over the years when I was not there and I know That he enjoyed doing it.”

The England batsman revealed that he decided to leave the India Test tour after he was told that his “grandmother is ill and she doesn't have much time left.” Following the demise of his grandmother, the 25-year-old batsman said that he wants to be with his family while they are mourning.

“The night before I flew to India from Abu Dhabi I decided to leave the Test tour of India because I was told for the first time that my grandmother was ill and she did not have much time. Now that she is gone my family and I are sad. And I need to be around them. Over the years I've learned to prioritize my mental well-being and that of my family, honestly nothing is more important to me than family. So it can be amazing Some, I know it is the right decision for me. I am young and hopefully I get many more years of playing cricket, which I intend to make the most of,” he said.

Expressing his gratitude for the support he has received from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, Brook said, “I couldn't be more grateful for the support I have received, especially from the ECB and Delhi Capitals ” Thank you. Harry.”

Brook made his IPL debut in the 2023 season when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for Rs 13.25 crore.

The batsman's statement came when DC had less than 10 days left to prepare for the season opener against Punjab Kings on March 23 at the Maharaja Yadvendra Singh Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh.

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