England opener Jason Roy has decided to pull out of the upcoming Indian Premier League season 15. Roy was purchased by the Gujarat Titans at a base price of INR 2 crore. The Englishman’s decision comes as he wants to “spend some quality time with my family”.
Jason Roy has been around in the IPL since 2017 but has only played 13 matches, scoring 329 runs at an average of 29.91. He began his career by playing for Gujarat Lions. Later on, he also went on to play for Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament,” Roy said on Instagram. “I want to thank the (Gujarat Titans) management and the captain Hardik for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction. However, with everything going on in the world over the last 3 years it’s added up and taken it’s toll on me.”
Further explaining his reasons, Roy said, “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. I will be following each game of the Titans and backing them to lift the trophy in their first year of the tournament.
“Thank you everyone for the continued support and I hope you can all respect and appreciate my decision,” he concluded.
The IPL 2022 begins on March 27, 2022. This year, with the inclusion of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, the competition has become fierce.