England batter Joe Root has pulled out of subsequent 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL), becoming a member of his red-ball skipper Ben Stokes in sitting out the glitzy Twenty20 event.
Root, who had made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals earlier this 12 months, opted out a day earlier than the deadline for franchises to announce their releases and retentions forward of the public sale on December 19.
“Joe Root has opted out of IPL 2024. The dressing room will miss you, Rooty,” Royals stated late Saturday in a put up on X, previously Twitter.
Root grew to become the second participant from England to decide out of the IPL after Stokes introduced his withdrawal final week to be able to handle his workload and health.
Royals stated in an announcement on their web site that they “respect” Root’s resolution.
“Even in a short span of time, Joe was able to create such a positive impact on the franchise and the players around him,” stated Kumar Sangakkara, Royals’ director of cricket.
“His energy around the group and the experience he brought to the Royals will be missed. We respect his decision totally and wish him success in everything he does.”
Root was signed up by the Royals for his base worth of $121,000 within the IPL public sale this 12 months.
He performed three video games however batted in only one, scoring 10 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur.