"Take for example my International career" - South Africa spin bowler Tabraiz Shamsi explains why his IPL career was unsuccessful
South Africa's legendary cricketer Tabraiz Shamsi has stated why his career in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was not so successful. Shamsi has given a big reason behind this.
According to him, he did not get so many opportunities to prove himself in the IPL and that is why his performance was not that good. However, even after that, he doesn't regret it.
Tabraiz Shamsi made his IPL debut in the year 2016. He was included in place of Samuel Badree as a replacement by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Although Shamsi got a chance to play only four matches that season, he could take only 3 wickets at an average of 49.
His stint with Bangalore ended in the year 2018, but was signed by the Rajasthan Royals as a replacement of Andrew Tye for the 2nd phase of the IPL 2021.
According to Tabraiz Shamsi, if he had got constant opportunities, he could have been very successful. Shamsi was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying that even he didn't get much opportunities, he doesn't regret it and believes that if had gotten more game time, then he would have proved his quality.
"I believe in my abilities and I believe if I were given an opportunity to play regularly in the IPL, I could help a team win the trophy," said Shamsi.
He added that as a player, one would want regular game-time, which he didn't get during his time in the IPL. He cited example of his international, saying that while Imran Tahir was playing for South Africa, he didn't get regular opportunities, but when he released from the team set-up, he (Shamsi) got opportunities and has proven to be a match winner for the Proteas, becoming the number 1 bowler in the process.