Amit Mishra, India
Indian leg-break bowler, Amit Mishra stated that he had lost his position from Indian cricket team because of injury and not for the form

Last Update on: September 29th, 2020 at 03:59 pm

Veteran India leg-spinner Amit Mishra has contributed to the fore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but has remained out of contention from the national team. Amit Mishra last featured in an international match during the T20I series against England in 2017 where he picked up a wicket. Since then he has not been picked up for the side.

The Delhi Capitals spinner expressed disappointment about his Team India career during a IPL 2020 press conference. Mishra said that he doesn’t knows if he is underrated as he has stops thinking about it as much now. He also admitted that he didn’t get as many opportunities from the national team but it is a satisfying feeling that people recognize him.

"Don't Know If I'm Underrated": Amit Mishra Disappointed With His Team India Career
Amit Mishra (Image criedt: IPL)

“I don’t know if I am underrated. I used to think too much earlier, so mind used to get diverted, now I just focus on my job,” he said in an online press conference ahead of the clash against SunRisers Hyderabad here on Tuesday.

“To be honest, I didn’t get what I should have but it’s okay. People know who is Amit Mishra. That’s is enough for me. I have to focus on my cricket and bowling so that is what I do,” he conceded, touching upon the disappointment of not turning up more for India.

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Amit Mishra. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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.

Mishra made his last competitive appearance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy, where he went wicketless in most of the matches. He is also the second most successful bowler in the lucrative tournament just behind Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga.