" I’m just fortunate enough that there are some leagues around the world" - Colin Munro
The left-handed opening batsman from New Zealand, Colin Munro has come with some statements for T20 Word Cup 2021. He claimed that his international career will end up soon if he was not able to take part in the New Zealand's team.
He did not take part in the New Zealand team that toured Bangladesh and Pakistan for the preparations of the T20 World Cup 2021. He was busy in the Big Bash League 2020-21 and New Zealand lost the series against Bangladesh by 2-3 and cancelled the Pakistan tour as well.
After the inclusion of Adam Milne in the squad, Colin Munro has opened about his feelings for being sided by the team. Adam Milne replaced the injured Lockie Ferguson in the T20 World Cup 2021 and played in the three-match T20I series against India as well.
To be honest I was very disappointed with the communication: Colin Munro
The left-handed batsman has been disappointed after being not selected for T20 World Cup 2021. "Yeah, at the time [when he was not selected in the World Cup squad], to be honest I was very disappointed with the communication about why I wasn’t selected, rather than ‘guys have gone ahead of you’.
I don’t really see how that was, with my international record. But now I’ve made peace with it, towards the back end my career, I can’t be too bitter," Colin Munro was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
"I’ve grown up a little bit, if this was 25 or 26-year-old Colin getting that information I would have been all over social media too much. Whereas now I’ve sort of just gone about my business and know that chapter is probably closed. And I’m just fortunate enough that there are some leagues around the world that I can still ply my trade and get looked after pretty well," the source added.
"I’m pretty comfortable. I think the thing that probably hurt me the most was coming to the Scorchers last year and not playing the home summer. Then I asked about Milne [Adam Milne], he gave up his contract and I was sort of told that it’s comparing apples and oranges.
So, I just sort of left it at that. Financially for me, and it’s not always about finance, but when you’ve got two kids and you’re trying to set them up as well as you can, it was a no brainer for me to come over and play,'' Munro was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.