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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK)  had a mixed performance in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) and came in ninth place, which was disappointing. Ravindra Jadeja was given leadership by the team’s famous wicketkeeper-batter Mahendra Singh Dhoni before the start of the season, but Dhoni took over when Jadeja resigned midway through the campaign. It turns out, though, it wasn’t the only contentious incident during CSK’s season. 

Josh Little, a 23-year-old star from Ireland, has recently admitted that he departed the CSK just two weeks after joining them. It appears that this was because he was being used as a “net bowler,” whose services were needed when the other bowlers were “weary.” 

Ireland's Josh Little
Ireland’s Josh Little (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP)

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CSK Will Never Have Me Back: Josh Little

Little admitted to being “naive” at the moment in a conversation with Cricbuzz, but said that CSK “may never have him back.” 

“I was told it was something it wasn’t,” he 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, I’d get two overs [in training] and think, ‘Two overs, I’m halfway across the world here!’ Maybe, I was naive because I played in the Lankan Premier League and T10, and I had a good year behind me.” 

Josh Litttle as CSK Net bowler
Josh Little as CSK Net bowler (PC-Twitter)

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“I’m an international cricketer, it didn’t seem right. The other guys were keen to get involved because they never had that sort of exposure. When I found out I was a net bowler that was required to bowl at someone when the slingers were tired, I was like ‘get me out of here’ – which is probably why they’ll never have me back because I left after two weeks,” Little stated. 

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However, the Irish teenager will be auctioned off as part of the Indian Premier League on December 23. Little, who has 62 wickets in 53 T20Is so far and has played for Dambulla Giants in the Lankan Premier League, is one of the favourites for the auction, according to former CSK player Suresh Raina.

In The Hundred, Little represented Manchester Originals. 

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