Vivo IPL 2021: Inaugural Champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) faced yet another setback as their English recruit Liam Livingstone has pulled back from the fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League citing bubble fatigue.
Livingstone was acquired by the Royals in the Vivo IPL 2021 auction for his base price of INR 75 Lakhs.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) management confirmed the development and said the cricketer has flown back home late on Monday and the management respects the decision of the cricketer and will provide support in whichever way possible.
“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,” the franchise said in a tweet.
This was a huge blow as the franchise has already lost star all-rounder Ben Stokes due to the finger injury. Pacer Jofra Archer is not available due to his injury issues and now Liam Livingstone pulling back due to bubble fatigue accumulated over the past year.
Till now, Rajasthan Royals have played three games and only managed to win one which was against Delhi Capitals.
Rajasthan Royals Full Squad: Sanju Samson (c), David Miller, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Dube, Jos Buttler, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Undadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tewatia, Anju Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav.
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