“Never Got A Call…”: Indian Batsman On Release By Lucknow Super Giants Ahead Of IPL 2023 Auction
The Indian Premier League franchise announced the list of released and retained players for the 16th edition of the tournament on 15 November. Punjab Kings decided to part ways with their last edition captain Mayank Agarwal while IPL giants Chennai Super Kings bid adieu to West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo after being linked for 11 years. However, India batsman Manish Pandey, who was released by Lucknow Super Giants, revealed that he was not even aware of his exit from the team and came to know about it only on the day of the announcement.
“No, I never got a call. I came to know about it only on the day the list was announced. There was no real communication, but yes it is okay. As players, you have to be prepared. Because if you are not playing There are a lot of games, I understand from LSG’s point of view they wanted to release me and get some extra money in the kitty for some other players or whatever the plan is,” Manish Pandey told Sportskeeda.
Asked if he is in touch with any other franchise, Pandey said, “I am not in touch with any other team right now. I just want to do well in these games and let’s see where destiny takes me.” She goes.” ,
Pandey played 29 ODIs and 39 T20 matches for Team India but was dropped after the ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2021. Batsmen like Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson were taken into account as they proved their worth with flying colours. Pandey said that he always wanted to make a comeback in the team but he was also happy with the inclusion of Sanju Samson.
“Obviously, personally I would feel a little sad about it. But I am sure whatever call the Indian team was taking or whatever certain number of games they were playing, I was happy for them. Sanju batting well So I thought he should have got a game now and he did,” Pandey said.
“So no hard feelings. But on the personal front, I obviously want to play a lot more games and prove myself at the highest level. But unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Maybe see how it goes from here.” goes.” He added.
In 29 ODIs, the 33-year-old batsman has scored 566 runs at a strike-rate of 90.56, including one century and two half-centuries. In T20Is, he has played 39 matches and scored 709 runs with three half-centuries.
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