Harry Brook Withdraws from IPL 2024 and Reveals Reason for International Absence

Harry Brook's Shock IPL 2024 Exit: The Real Reason Revealed!

Harry Brook Withdraws from IPL 2024 and Reveals Reason for International Absence

Harry Brook, the 25-year-old cricketer, has withdrawn from the recently concluded England’s Test series in India and the upcoming IPL 2024. He left the team during their preparatory camp in UAE in late January to be with his family.

Brook has now made the difficult decision to also sit out the 2024 IPL, providing clarity on his recent absence from international cricket.

In a heartfelt statement on Instagram, Brook expressed his disappointment, “I was so excited to be picked by Delhi Capitals and was looking forward to joining up with everyone.”

He further explained his personal reasons behind the decision, “I lost my grandmother last month – she was a rock to me and I spent a huge amount of my childhood in her home; my attitude to life and love for cricket was shaped by her and my late grandfather.”

Brook fondly remembered his grandmother’s involvement in his cricketing journey, “It makes me so happy that she was able to see me play cricket for England. I’m proud that she could collect some of the awards I have won over the last couple of years when I couldn’t be there and I know she enjoyed doing that.”

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After missing the Test tour, Brook felt the need to return to the UK before the final leg of England’s trip to India. He made the decision to leave the India Test tour the night before the team flew from Abu Dhabi to India upon learning about his grandmother’s critical health condition.

“Now that she has passed my family and I are grieving and I need to be around them,” he added.

Brook has had a promising career so far, boasting four centuries in his 12 Test appearances for England, and has made a total of 44 international white-ball appearances.

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