Harry Brook Breaks Silence After Shocking IPL 2024 Withdrawal, Shares Emotional Post Revealing Reason

Harry Brook reveals reason behind IPL withdrawal

The 25 year old England National Cricket Team star hitter Harry Brook has opened up about his decision to withdraw from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The English batsman shared an emotional post on his official handle X to reveal the reason for his move.

Harry Brook He made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2023 season. He was acquired by the franchise for a whopping 13.25 crores. However, he did not perform well for the team and was released ahead of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL).

He scored just 190, including a century, in 11 matches for the Hyderabad-based franchise. Despite his disappointing show with the bat in his first season, the Delhi Capitals (DC) showed confidence in him and spent INR 4 crore to include him in the IPL 2024 auction.

Harry Brook was scheduled to appear in the five-match Test series against the Indian national cricket team before taking part in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). He traveled with England for the series but at the last minute withdrew For personal motives. . The batsman has not made him available for selection since then and has now revealed the reason for his withdrawal from India Tests and IPL 2024.

“I lost my grandmother last month” – Harry Brook breaks silence on withdrawal from IPL 2024

On Wednesday, March 13, Harry Brook issued a lengthy statement under his official name X to discuss his break from cricket. The English batsman revealed that his grandmother died in February 2024 and he wants to spend time with his family while they grieve.

“I can confirm that I have made the difficult decision not to play in the upcoming IPL. I was very excited to be picked by Delhi Capitals and was looking forward to joining everyone. While I don’t think I should share my personal reasons behind this decision, I know there will be many asking why. That’s why I want to share this,” said the England national cricket team batsman.

“I lost my grandmother last month; She was a rock for me and I spent much of my childhood in her house; My attitude towards life and my love for cricket were shaped by her and my late grandfather. When she was home, hardly a day went by without seeing her. She makes me very happy that she has been able to see me play cricket for England. “I’m proud that she was able to pick up some of the awards I’ve won over the last few years when she couldn’t be there and I know she enjoyed doing it,” added Harry Brook.

Harry Brook further provided more details about his decision to stay away from cricket and thanked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) for supporting him in these difficult times.

“I made the decision to abandon the test tour of India the night before I flew from Abu Dhabi to India because for the first time I was told that my grandmother was sick and didn’t have much time left to go out. Now that she has passed away, my family and I are grieving and I need to be close to them.

“In recent years I have learned to prioritize my mental well-being and that of my family, honestly nothing is more important to me than family. So while this may be surprising to some, I know it’s the right decision for me. “I am young and I hope to have many, many more years of cricket to come and I intend to make the most of them.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful for the support I have received, especially from the ECB and Delhi Capitals, thank you,” concluded the England batsman.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals (DC) would hope to bounce back strongly after a horrible IPL 2023 season under the leadership of David Warner where they finished in 9th place with just 5 wins. Delhi Capitals (DC) to be led by returning Rishabh Pant in IPL 2024.