Australian bowler Josh Hazelwood has recently withdrawn himself from the Indian Premier League which is going to be played from the 9th of this month. Josh Hazelwood was bought by the Chennai Super Kings team for 2 crores in the last season. When Josh was asked about the reason why he did not want to play in the IPL, he said that he wanted to spend some time with his family.
Josh Hazelwood has been a little occupied from the last year after the Covid pandemic. He was under the bio-secure bubble for IPL, right after the IPL he had to play against India. The player was quarantined for most of the time last year.
BUSY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT 12 MONTHS
Hazlewood said that he has been under bubbles and quarantine since last year and he couldn’t give any time to his family. The Australian team will play against West Indies and Bangladesh for multiple formats and they won’t have time. So, the player decides to take a break from the IPL and spend some time with his family as he won’t have anytime thereafter.
The player added that after the winter series against Bangladesh and West Indies, he will be playing in the World Cup and Ashes, so there is no time at all for the next whole year. Hazlewood said that he will get to spend some time with his family and will have some rest and prepare himself mentally for the next 12 months.
Other than Hazelwood, another two Australian players, Joshua Phillipe and Mitchell March have also opted out from the IPL this year.