Liam Livingstone pulled out his name from IPL 2021 due to bubble fatigue
Liam Livingstone set the social media on fire as he flew back to his home country due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL Players Auction for an amount of INR 75 lakhs ahead of the league.
They already lost their star bowler Jofra Archer who is suffering from his elbow injury and also lost the English all-rounder Ben Stokes as he got injured while representing Rajasthan Royals against Punjab Kings.
Now Rajasthan has only five overseas players on the cards and will be looking to make a replacement for Liam Livingstone ahead of the league.
The franchise confirmed the news by posting on their official Twitter handle with the captions "Liam Livingstone has flown back home late last night, due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year. We understand and respect his decision, and will continue supporting him in any way we can."
Kumar Sangakkara, the Director of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals had already said that they have an open-door policy as players can remove their name if they face any problems during the league.
Here is the official tweet of Rajasthan Royals:
Liam Livingstone has flown back home late last night, due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year. We understand and respect his decision, and will continue supporting him in any way we can.#RoyalsFamily pic.twitter.com/stYywf3tBW— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 20, 2021
Liam Livingstone became the second player to pull out his name from IPL 2021
Before the start of the tournament, the Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood pulled out his name from IPL due to some personal reasons. Now Liam Livingstone has become the second player after Hazlewood to remove his name from the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
He made his international debut against India in the second ODI where he scored an unbeaten 27 that helped his side to run over the victory line.
Following that, he also played well in the next game against the hosts and scored 36 runs with the bat and scalped a wicket to his bag. Still, England lost the game and the ODI series against India.
Besides, now the fans and Rajasthan Royals management would be looking for a replacement for Liam Livingstone ahead of the cash-rich contest.