Amit Mishra made his last international appearance in 2017 during a T20I match against England. He has, since then, been out of the national team but continues to weave his magic in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Amit Mishra, however, has not given up hopes of making a comeback for the national team.
During his last appearance for India, Mishra picked up one wicket, from his stipulated four overs as he gave away 23 runs at an economy rate nearly 5.75. Away from the international circuit, Mishra continues to weave his magic for Delhi Capitals in the IPL and his state team Haryana in the domestic spinner.
The senior leg spinner said that he is hopeful of making a India comeback, and that is one of the reason that he is still playing. He also added that he is not someone who will continue to keep on playing IPL and should always be prepared to take a call from the national team as he believes in that.
“Of course, I do! That is why I am still playing. I am not someone who will keep playing just for IPL. My fight is with myself. I should always be ready and prepared when a call from the Indian team comes. That is the belief I always have. Yes, I am still hopeful of making a comeback,” he told cricket.com.
Speaking about his thoughts on retirement, Mishra said, “I have always tried to reflect on who is going to get the benefit if I continue to be demotivated? It will benefit my competitors. After every rejection, I have tried to work even harder on my skills”.
Mishra made his last competitive appearance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy, where he went wicketless in most of the matches.
He, however, has been effective in the IPL – and his next assignment will be in UAE. Mishra is also the second most successful bowler in the lucrative tournament just behind Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga.