UAE’s promising young batsman Chirag Suri has been noticed for great performance and grab the headlines of news channels. Out of 5 Afgan places for whom franchises will place bids, Chirag Suri is the player who is the admirer of Virat Kohli and believes that the best way to get noticed is to play and score runs.
The waiting for Chirag Suri will end when the franchises sit down to pick fresh players and are list him among the 122 international players including five players from Afghanistan. Speaking to the nesws channel, the opening batsman said “It’s a great honor to be in the list of players who will be auctioned for one of the finest tournaments in the world. I got picked as I fall in the under-23 category. I am hoping that I get selected and be part of such a tournament.”
21-year-old Suri has been scoring consistently winning best batsman awards in inter-collegiate tournaments in UAE. is the only player from UAE in the list. When asked how he got included in IPL list, Suri said “In 2014 when the IPL was held in UAE I got to play a few warm-up matches against IPL teams. Playing for UAE team, I scored a 70 off 40 balls against Rajasthan Royals in a practice match. Then when I played against Mumbai Indians, I hit two knocks of 40. Some of the teams were impressed by my performance. I thought I may get a call immediately but I am happy I am have been considered now.” With this, he added “I know it is not easy to make a career out of cricket. It is purely due to the positive support from my father and mother that I am able to pursue this dream and continue to score heavily. If I get to play in the IPL, I can get more experience and carry that experience into UAE and perform even better here,”
After IPL 2017 all the existing IPL players contracts will expire and the teams will overhaul their squads for the 2018 edition.