Billings blames IPL for failure in international cricket

Indian Premier League (IPL) means lots of money. But not just money, many people think that a lot can be learned by going to IPL. One can enrich himself. With that in mind, English cricketer Sam Billings got a chance in a big franchise like IPL at the beginning of his career.

Billings blames IPL for failure in international cricket

He forgot about Test cricket in the lure of money and franchise cricket. But Billings are now regretting for the IPL. Playing in the league, his career is under threat.

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In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Billings said,

“There’s no one else to blame apart from me really for that. I think there are opportunities in the Test team as well, especially as a batter and also in the wicketkeeping position. I find that really exciting. I don’t want to just be pigeon-holed as a white-ball player. I’m better than that.”

Billings did not have a very pleasant experience in the national team even in limited overs cricket. So far he has played 15 ODIs and 26 T20Is. He was dropped from the tour of South Africa earlier this year after scoring just 34 runs in five Twenty20 matches against New Zealand. Then at the age of 28, the wicket-keeper batsman realized that he had made a mistake in playing in the IPL. Now he wants to play Tests.

However, Billings rejected the allegation of making money through IPL. “I played four IPLs and you’re not going to turn down an opportunity like that as a young player in terms of a chance to develop – especially as there was no financial gain in the first two years. For me I saw it purely as an opportunity as I went for base price to Delhi,” he said.

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