Kane Richardson reveals why did he step back of IPL 2020:
IPL 2020 has to begin on September 19 but cricketers have started to pull out themselves from the Cash Rich tournament before starting the IPL 2020. Australian pacer Kane Richardson is one of them who recently pulled out his name from the IPL 2020.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had roped him in 4 crores in the auction. Cricketers like Lasith Malinga, Jason Roy, and Suresh Raina, etc have already left the tournament before starting it.
Now the Aussie Bowler Kane Richardson details the reason why he pulled out the IPL 2020. Richardson said that it is always very difficult for any cricketer to step back from that type of huge tournament.
Family is more important than cricket: Kane Richardson
Talking with Espncricinfo, Kane Richardson said,
“It’s always difficult to withdraw from a competition like the IPL. It’s the pinnacle domestic competition in the world but when I really sat down and thought about it’s definitely the right one with all that’s going on in the world at the moment.”
“Just the challenge around getting home on time for something as unpredictable as the birth of a child, I couldn’t risk missing that.
It’s disappointing to miss the IPL but hopefully, there are opportunities ahead for that and don’t think I’d ever been able to live with missing the birth of my first kid.” He added.
He further said, ” We’ve had five months off but hopefully cricket will always be there. The main thing for me is to support my wife, as cricketers, we are away for a lot of things but there comes a time when you prioritize your family over anything else and at the moment in the world a lot of people are doing that.”
Kane Richardson has played before for Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors India in IPL. In fact, This is the second season of Kane Richardson with the RCB franchise.
Though RCB has announced his replacement and Australian bowler Adam Zampa will replace him in the RCB squad.