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“IPL is helping everyone except Indians”, Twitter reacts after Joe Root said he has no expectations on salary and just wants to experience IPL

"IPL is helping everyone except Indians", Twitter reacts after Joe Root said he has no expectations on salary and just wants to experience IPL

England international Joe Root hasn’t been playing white-ball cricket of late. In fact, he was not part of the plans for the eighth edition of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 tournament held in Australia. 

The 31-year-old was last seen playing an ODI against South Africa on July 24 this year. On the other hand, his last T20I appearance came against Pakistan on May 5, 2019 whereas his last Test appearance came against South Africa on September 8, 2022. 

The former England Test captain has represented the national cricket team in 124 Tests, 158 One-Day Internationals. The right-handed batsman has scored 10,504 runs in the longest format of the game, at an average of 50.

He has slammed 28 centuries and 54 half-centuries to his name, registering his personal best score of 254. On the other side of the coin, he has hit 6207 runs in the 50-over format, slamming 16 centuries and 36 half-centuries to his name. He registered his individual best score of 133*.

Joe Root says he has no expectations on salary and just wants to experience IPL

Meanwhile, the England international made the headlines after he expressed his interest to take part in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The 31-year-old hasn’t made his debut in the IPL owing to national commitments over the years.

However, the veteran cricketer is planning to put his name in the auction. It will be quite interesting to see what the future holds in store for Root who has no expectations on salary but just wants to get the true taste of experience playing the IPL. 

According to ESPN Cricinfo, Joe Root wants IPL exposure so that he could help his game in the ODI World Cup which is slated to be held in India in 2023. Root has played 88 games in the shortest format of the game wherein he scored 2083 runs including 13 half-centuries, at a batting average of 32.54.

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