Australia pacer Mitchell Starc earlier this year pulled out of the IPL auction. Since he wanted to prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia. But since ICC postponed the global event until next year due to the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Starc is left with no cricket for 7-8 months.
Despite knowing he won’t be playing any cricket for a very long time, Mitchell Starc does not regret his decision to pull out of the IPL. Recently, during a chat with cricket.com.au, the Aussie pacer made it clear that he doesn’t regret his decision even one bit.
Don’t regret my decision to pull out of IPL 2020 – Starc
Meanwhile, Starc’s teammate Pat Cummins snared a massive deal of 15.5 crores with Kolkata Knight Riders. He is the most expensive fast bowler to go down in the history of the league.
“I know hindsight is a wonderful thing and now the IPL is on at a different time but no, I wouldn’t change it,” Starc was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
He further added that he is happy to spend time at home & prepare himself for the Australian summer. He also mentioned he would enter the IPL auction next year if people want him to. But as far it’s about his decisions he took, he does not regret any of it.
“I’m happy to spend that time when the blokes are at the IPL in September, I’ll be getting ready for summer. The IPL will be around next year and if I feel the urge or people want me around I’ll definitely consider it, but as of this year I’m very comfortable with the decisions I’ve made,” he added.
Mitchell Starc has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore setup during the 2014 and 2015 season. During his days with RCB, he has picked 34 wickets in 27 games.
Kolkata Knight Riders snapped him in 2018 but got injured just before the season began. Since then, he has not been a part of the cash-rich league anymore owing to injuries.