Narayan Jagadeesan of Tamil Nadu has reacted to his release from Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.
In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, Jagadeesan recently made news for his 141-ball 277 against Arunachal Pradesh.
Narayan Jagadeesan on his release from CSK
Tamil Nadu defeated Arunachal Pradesh by 435 runs on Monday in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, thanks in large part to a world record-breaking 277 by Narayan Jagadeesan. With his thunderous strike, he broke Alistair Brown‘s 20-year-old List A record of 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan.
Jagadeesan, who appeared in seven CSK matches between 2020 and 2022, was one of eight players released by the organization.
“That is something that was not in my control. It was their choice (to release me) and it wasn’t mine. All I could do was control the controllables, that is me playing cricket. So, I was just keen and focused on that,” he said.
Narayan Jagadeesan has 822 runs in seven innings at a 164.40 average, including five straight hundreds. In the 2020-21 season, the Tamil Nadu opener is just six runs away from breaking Mumbai player Prithvi Shaw’s 827-run score.
“I wasn’t aware of it. And I don’t think I would be focussed on that. I think it’s very important for me to stay in the present and keep doing the same things again and again, and try and help my team win,” he said.
The Coimbatore-born youngster aspires to play for India one day, but for now, he is focused on helping his state side win the championship.
“For any cricketer in India, the ultimate goal is to be part of the Indian team. Honestly, I am not even thinking about that. I am playing this tournament and I am just focussing on what is coming up. I am just trying to stay in the present, so I am not thinking about that stuff. It is just about preparing for the next match that is coming up,” he added.