IPL 2019: It’s Frustrating To Sit Out But We Have To Be Realistic – Colin Munro
Colin Munro is arguably one of the best T20 batsmen across the globe. The flamboyant striker of the ball can whack those deliveries with ease when it matters the most. However, unfortunately, he couldn’t deliver the same in the Indian Premier League despite getting the chances over the years.
He is considered one of the best T20 players in the New Zealand outfit, but Colin Munro played just four games for Delhi Capitals in this edition of the Indian Premier League. With scores of 40, 3, 14 and 27, Munro found the going tough.
But being a foreign signing there comes an added baggage. Even when you aren’t finding a spot in the XI, you must be available to interact with the youngsters and impart knowledge about the game.
It is about keeping a good attitude – Colin Munro
Speaking of the same, Colin Munro quoted that he can understand the reality and wants to help the youngsters when he is not in the playing XI. The stylish southpaw has missed his chances with Colin Ingram being the first-choice batsman for the team.
“You just got to try and pass out what knowledge you have from playing in the various T20 leagues around the world. Only 11 players can take the field, so you pass on the knowledge and make them a better cricketer. It is frustrating not playing, but you have a lot of work off the field as well. It is all about keeping a good attitude when you are not playing and help the boys out,” he smiled.
Munro says that keeping a positive frame of mind and always looking to help the youngsters in the team is a must when you are an overseas professional playing in the IPL.
“Yes, very frustrating, but at the end of the day you can only play four foreigners and the conditions you are playing in matter in team composition. You just have to be realistic and cannot be negative. You have to turn up to training with a positive attitude.”
However, it has been a good show from the team in the season. They made things fall in place despite changing the core of the team. Well, it would be interesting to see whether Colin Munro will play for Delhi in IPL 2020 or will head into the auctions.
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