The Indian Premier League (IPL) is well-known for a number of reasons, including the fact that it brings together brilliant players from all over the world to compete under one roof, the high-stakes player auctions, the generous wages, the million-dollar sponsorships, and the considerable prize money.
It should come as no surprise that practically all players hold the cash-rich league and its vast financial prizes in their dreams.
However, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been the exception since the brilliant left-arm pacer sometimes skips IPL seasons in order to emphasize his international career.
Mitchell Starc has been the exception because he has been the only one. Starc, who was a member of the winning teams for both the ODI World Cup in 2015 and the T20 World Cup in 2021, has stated that one of his goals is to play for his nation in a hundred different Test matches.
Australian bowler Mitchell Starc discusses preferring Test cricket over IPL.
In order to play for Australia for a longer period of time, I have made the conscious decision not to engage in certain activities.
Although the money is fantastic, my primary goal is to play in one hundred test matches. Whether or not I make it there remains to be seen, but crossing that item off the list would be satisfying. According to a remark from Starc on cricket.com.au, he added, “Hopefully, there’s a little bit left in me.”
Starc, who has played for Australia and collected 306 wickets in 77 Test matches, will soon be seen in action in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at The Oval commencing on Wednesday. The contest is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
The bowler from New South Wales spoke about the difficult path that was frequently accompanied by physical agony and injuries, but he expressed his thankfulness for having reached the point in his career where he is right now.
He reflected on his experience playing all three formats of cricket and spoke about the challenges he faced along the way.
“To play three formats for more than ten years has been a lot of pain for me along the way, but I’m grateful that I’ve gotten that far.” Starc said, “While I have tried to add to the bow, as soon as I lose air speed, there is going to be someone chasing me.”