Jason Roy will not be taking part in this year’s India Premier League. Citing bio-bubble fatigue he decided to opt out of the same and he informed his new IPL franchise Gujarat Titans about the same last week.
Gujarat Titans acquired services of the English batter at his base price of Rs 2 Crores at the mega auction in February. But he recently pulled out of the IPL due to bio-bubble fatigue. He then took to his official Instagram handle to explain his side. “Hi everyone, especially the Gujarat Titans fans and squad. It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament. I want to thank the management and the captain Hardik for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction.
He added, “However with everything going on in the world over the last 3 years it’s added up and taken it’s toll on me. I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading into a very busy year.”
Despite not being able to represent Gujarat Titans, he wished the franchise for the upcoming Indian Premier League. “I will be following each game of the Titans and backing them to lift the trophy in their first year of the tournament. ” He wrote, “Thank you everyone for the continued support and I hope you can all respect and appreciate my decision.”
Meanwhile, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra spoke about the issue as well on his Twitter account. “Bio-bubble fatigue is REAL. Nobody should ever trivialise it. One could understand why Roy has pulled out of the IPL. That said…it puts GT in a soup. And IPL remembers who pulled out & when…and that affects future purchases of the same player. It’s not heartless but pragmatic..”.