The IPL schedule can be sometimes hectic for the players with the long tournament getting over after two months of high intensity which might tempt players to take a break from IPL. The international schedule might take a toll on the player’s body and mindset and they could use the two months’ IPL time instead to train hard for the upcoming international matches.
A lot of players have pulled out of IPL citing various reasons in spite of being offered a lot of money and most of the reasons were to concentrate on playing for the nation which was a good sign anyway. Here are five players who refused to play in the tournament.
5 Players Who Refused To Play In The Tournament:
Kusal Perera has been part of the IPL in the past and has played 2 games for the Rajasthan Royals scoring 14 runs in his career. He was released by the RR team ahead of the 2014 auctions and did not look like coming back in the IPL. However, in 2018, SRH missed the services of 1 year suspended David Warner and they had to change the captaincy to Kane Williamson.
They needed a dasher in the opening slot to replace David Warner and SRH approached Kusal Perera who was in excellent form in the period of time. Perera declined the offer to concentrate on domestic cricket that would earn him a place back in the Test squad. He did succeed in that part as he was recalled into the Sri Lanka test squad after a gap of more than a year.