D' Arcy Short was once contemplating retirement from the game

Short played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018.

Rajasthan Royals batsman D'Arcy Short shows his disappointment | Source AFP

Australia's left-hand batsman, D'Arcy Short started off his cricket career really well and has made enormous progress in his career. But now the player has an impassionate turnaround. He once helped Western Australia to clinch victory in JLT One-Day Cup. The Western Australian cricketer was also the star of the Big Bash League 2017-18, for Hobart Hurricanes.

Due to his exceptional form in the BBL, he came up to debut for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 but unfortunately had a very bad luck for the first two games after running himself out. He was spotted in seven outings for RR with only managing to score 115 runs in the whole tournament.

“I was probably close to giving it up for a while. It’s been quite a whirlwind experience in the last 12 months,” D'Arcy Short quoted.

D'Arcy Short arrived in the Indian Premier League with high hopes because of his batting form that led Hobart Hurricane in the top four position of the league. He had a rough IPL season, with scoring fewer runs for his team. If Short needs to succeed in IPL, he needs to learn how to play spinners well.

On Asking about his IPL tenure, Short said, “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. I faced a lot of spins over there so hopefully, I can put that to use. Working on that and different parts of my game rather than being one-dimensional,”

 Short is willing to add more skills in his batting. A little while back he was seen working really hard on his wrist spin. He has got in touch with the legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne to take his game on a next level.


By Kunal Kataria - 06 Jun, 2018

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