I Was Probably Close to Giving Up: D’Arcy Short
Australia’s explosive batsman D’Arcy Short, who shot to fame in the Big Bash League (IPL), has had a topsy-turvy ride so far in his cricketing career. While he was punching above his weight in the domestic scenes not too long back, the batsman is very close to playing his maiden World Cup in England, next year.
Apart from having an impressive league season, Short helped his state-side Western Australia tp lift the JLT One-Day Cup.
Interestingly, the batsman was the highest run-getter in BBL last year. He also made his T20I debut and went on to play in the IPL as well.
“I was probably close to giving it up for a while,” Short said after training at the Lord’s. “It’s been quite a whirlwind experience in the last 12 months,” he added.
While the Mohali-based outfit Rajasthan Royals (RR) made it to the playoffs, Short struggled to score runs at the top. He got a few starts but found himself short of his crease on multiple occasions.
“The IPL experience was quite a different one for me, I struggled a little bit at the start – got run out twice which wasn’t the greatest start for me – but it was definitely a good experience in the end and hopefully I’ve learnt a lot from it,” he said.
Developing his spinning ones:
“I faced a lot of spin over there so hopefully I can put that to use. Working on that and different parts of my game rather than being one-dimensional,” she remarked.
D;Arcy also spent a lot of time polishing his spin bowling with mentor Shane Warne having a close look at his craft.
On coach Langer:
“It’s come a long way in a short amount of time and I’m feeling pretty confident with it,” he said, a hint, perhaps, that it will be seen during the one-day series.” he said.
On the new coach Justin Langer, the opener said that he is a familiar face. It was Langer who revived Short’s career while the latter was in charge of the Western Australia side as a coach.
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