“To depart for the IPL, I don’t think you’d hear anybody whinge”, Former Australian captain Michael Clarke slams Adil Rashid for lamenting the international schedule

Adil Rashid was part of England’s title-winning team that went on to lift the second T20 World Cup title by beating Pakistan cricket team in the final encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The right-arm leg-spinner has accounted for four dismissals in this edition’s showpiece event in Australia. Although the nature of the Australian pitches have become increasingly tough for the spinners, Rashid managed to give it a shot pretty well. 

He decided to stick to his disciplinary bowling performances by keeping the opposition batters in check. Moreover, he didn’t concede too many runs as well. He also drew plaudits for his bowling performances in the tournament. 

Michael Clarke slams Adil Rashid for lamenting the international schedule

Meanwhile, former Australian skipper Michael Clarke launched a scathing attack on England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid for complaining about the international schedule.

The two-time T20 World Cup champions will play against Australia for the three-match ODI series, which will go all guns blazing from November 17 onwards. Meanwhile, the leg-spinner Rashid added that it was such a shame that they have to get involved in a bilateral series straightaway after lifting the T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, the former Australian captain brought the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the equation to highlight that cricketers can’t complain about international games when they are busy playing the T20 league in India for “money”.

Clarke added that if he was playing in the T20 World Cup and then departing for the IPL on subsequent day, he doesn’t really reckon any player complaining about the international games. 

Clarke further added that cricketers can’t lament about the national schedule when they are involved in T20 leagues for money when the players have the extra cushion of having that 6 or 8 week off.

Meanwhile, the first ODI between England and Australia will take place on November 17 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The second and third ODI will take place on November 19 and 22 in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.

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