England opener Jason Roy confirmed on Tuesday that he will not be playing for his franchise Gujarat Titans in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) to spend some quality time with his family. Earlier, a report had said that Roy had pulled out of the tournament citing the challenge of staying in the tournament bubble for an extended period.
The 31-year-old Roy, who was signed by the Titans for his base price of Rs two crore at the IPL mega auction barely a fortnight ago, had informed the franchise of his decision to quit last week, a report in espncricinfo said on Tuesday. Later, the cricketer took to Instagram to convey the decision to his fans.
Hi everyone, especially the Gujarat Titans fans and squad. It's with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year's tournament. I want to thank the management and the captain Hardik (Pandya) for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction.