Ishank Jaggi was disappointed on Tuesday evening while sitting with East Zone captain Manoj Tiwary’s room as he has not been shortlisted for IPL player auction. The Jharkhand middle-order batsman has unbeaten 51-ball 90 with 11 fours and four sixes to steer East Zone Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy opener against Central Zone, was unhappy not to have seen his name on the list of 351 cricketers shortlisted for the IPL player auction.
However, the 28-year-old Jharkhand batsman channeled was a disturbed going into Wednesday’s league match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at the Wankhede Stadium. He was shocked after knowing that he is not listed in 351 players who have been shortlisted for the player auctions for IPL’s 10th edition.
This despite scoring 890 runs in 10 Ranji Trophy matches, his frustration in a positive way, Jaggi was looking forward to IPL 2017, having hit top form this season. Undeterred by the setback he said “It was an important knock because our team won. Also, it was important at a personal level because I was disappointed last evening (not to make it to the auction pool). It has been a good season for me as I feel I have hit the peak.
“I have played so much of domestic cricket that I know all about it and want to graduate to the next level. That is why this knock was so important. It will help me move up to the next level,” said Jaggi.
When asked Did the IPL snub spur him on? He said: “Because I want to play at the top, I need to continue performing at my best in every match. If I held a grudge and went out to bat, I may not have been that successful today. I know I need to be calm,”.
With the disappointment heart, he also made a statement “IPL is the biggest platform. You can perform well in domestic cricket but if you continue that form in IPL it will take you much higher, so just performing in the IPL is not the criteria to play for the country and just playing in the IPL is not the only thing,” He also enjoyed his share in a couple of occasions. On 39, Jaggi Jaggi was caught at deep square-leg on 39. but medium pacer Vijay Shankar had just over-stepped a no-ball. Naturally, for a player like Jaggi, always searching for big IPL is the to showcase their performance.