"Get me out of here"- Overseas star reveals why he left CSK after two weeks in IPL 2022
The IPL 2022 was great for the four-time champions, the Chennai Super Kings, as they ended up winning only four games out of 14 group matches in the tournament. As a result, they finished at the bottom of the table.
Apart from the performance, the CSK had some other issues as well related to injuries to key players, captaincy turnover, and some speculation of a rift between the franchise and star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder was given the captaincy job ahead of the start of the season.
He led CSK through the first eight games, and the Yellow Army fared poorly, winning only two of them. Later, the franchise gave back the captaincy role to MS Dhoni in the middle of the tournament, and Jadeja was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
And when it happened, it became the talk of the town. Many believe that there was a rift between the franchise and the all-rounder. However, it was not the only matter that created chaos related to last season.
Recently, the Irish pacer Josh Little has come up with another unheard story which was a bit bizzare at his place. Notably, Little was part of the CSK setup in the 2022 season. But he left the team just two weeks after joining.
In the latest discussion with Cricbuzz, the Irish pacer admitted that he was used as a "net bowler" in the team and was brought in when the other pacers were tired. He also said that he was "naive" and stated that he might now be picked by the four-time champions again.
Little said, "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. Maybe, I was naive. I’m an international cricketer, it didn’t seem right. I was like ‘get me out of here’ – which is probably why they’ll never have me back."
Little is also one of the overseas players who have registered for the auction on December 23. He has played 53 T20Is for Ireland and taken 62 wickets. He was also part of the Lankan Premier League for the Dambulla Giants. Former CSK star Suresh Raina believes the Irish pacer will be a hot prospect in the upcoming auction.