Ireland left-arm pacer Joshua Little has opened up about his time as a net bowler for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL this year. The 23-year-old said that he had been deceived into believing that he would be given the opportunity to play in the event of an injury, but that was untrue.
Prior to the tournament’s 15th season, the young person had halfway joined the Super Kings as a net bowler. However, he left the camp midway through the season. The left-arm paceman told Cricbuzz that he didn’t feel right with the treatment he received being an international player.
“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. I’m an international cricketer; it didn’t seem right.”
“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.
“He was a bit tentative outside off stump” – Joshua Little On Jos Buttler’s wicket at T20 World Cup
Josh Little recalled Jos Buttler‘s wicket in the T20 World Cup 2022 and observed the Englishman’s weakness outside his off stump.
“Being able to say we beat the team that won the whole competition, it’s an amazing thing. To Buttler, I don’t know, just the games I watched I saw he was a bit tentative outside off stump, unless it’s a half-volley, obviously he’ll put it away,” he said.
“Even if you look at Naseem Shah bowling to him (in the final), he beat his outside edge quite a lot. I knew how strong he was flicking and pulling, so I thought I’d hang it a little wider, back of a length, and push it across him; he nicked it.”