Jaydev Unadkat has had a slightly unusual IPL journey. After a stellar season with the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant, his shares rocketed within the IPL and was snapped up Rajasthan Royals for Rs 11.5 crore on the auctions in 2018. He didn’t have a wholly good season, however that didn’t deter the Royals to shell out Rs 8.5 crore for him final 12 months. He was launched as soon as once more forward of the auctions this 12 months, however then returned to the franchise for Rs three crore. His price ticket after which his performances which haven’t fairly justified the cash shelled out on him have made the bowler a butt of jokes on social media. In the 11 matches final season, Unadkat bagged solely 10 wickets at an economic system charge of 10.66. In 2018, he had picked 11 wickets in 15 outings, with an economic system charge of 9.65.
“At some point, I do feel that people become so harsh they don’t realise we are humans as well. But having said that, you can’t really go to every individual and see what their mindset is. They [trolls] do it for fun, or just to get attention. People have told me to not bother about that and that social media is something I shouldn’t really look at,” Unadkat advised ESPNCricinfo.
“I haven’t had anyone coming up to me and telling me anything on my face. I think those people only mention you on social media. Face to face, they won’t speak anything. That itself shows that those things don’t really matter as much as you think they do at times.” he goes on to add.
“We play this beautiful game for fans, for people to follow it and love it. But in our country, it happens that a minority do it out of hatred or jealousy. Critics can help you at times, tell you things that you don’t see in your game. But people who just abuse you all the time don’t really matter. When it started, it was difficult because I wasn’t used to it. But I’m pretty much immune to all that now. You have to develop a thick skin if you are playing cricket in India,” the pacer stated.