Also known as the “Big Show”, the big hitter of the Australian cricket team has shown his interest back again to be the part of the test series, especially the one against India next year. But why did he show such interest suddenly and what is the motive behind it? We’ll know all of that just right below. He said,
“I was shattered when I got told. It wasn’t that I thought they made the wrong call, I was just genuinely disappointed”
“I really wanted to play. I loved being a part of it [Test cricket], and I loved the thought of playing again”
‘I was shattered, I was genuinely disappointed, I really wanted to play’ are the sentences that you’ll hear the player used in his conversation with ESPN. But the question is who’s stopping him from doing so? Honestly speaking it is himself. If you look at the stats or the player’s record history, he’s been part of more of the shortest formats than of the tests, and that’s what makes him look undesirable for the longest formats.
After making his cricketing debut with an ODI match in 2012, the first time that he got to play in the longest format was in 2013, which continued till 2017 that too with only 7 matches. But the reason being for such reduced faceoff in the test was primarily due to his “Big Show” image, as mentioned earlier, to hit big out of the boundaries and at every possible angle. This was and is the sole reason behind the players cricketing destiny to not to make a stand for himself in the test but making him the perfect choice for the ODI’s as well as the T20 formats.
Recently, there came some hope in the form of the two-match test series against Sri Lanka in Galle, and for the Australian cricketer to make his desire come true but unfortunately could not make it as his teammate Travis Head cleared the fitness test.
Leaving it to the destiny forward and Cricket Australia, we wish him all the luck he desires!!