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Delhi Capitals’ Brook pulls out of IPL due to death of grandmother

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Harry Brook decided to withdraw from Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) after his grandmother passed away.

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Dealing with grandmother’s death

Brook, 25, took to Instagram to disclose the tragic news.

The Delhi Capitals bought the batter for Rs 4 crore in this upcoming season.

The IPL will kick off on March 22.

“I can confirm that I have made the very difficult decision not to play in the upcoming IPL,” he wrote.

“I was so excited to be picked by Delhi Capitals and was so looking forward to joining up with everyone. Whilst I don’t think I should need to share my personal reasons behind this decision, I know there will be many asking why. So I do want to share this.”

Brook said his grandmother played a massive influence on his love for cricket.

“I lost my Grandmother last month – she was a rock to me and I spent a huge amount of my childhood in her home; my attitude to life and love for cricket was shaped by her and my late grandfather. When at home, there would hardly be a day go by that didn’t include seeing her. It makes me so happy that she was able to see me play cricket for England. I’m proud that she could collect some of the awards I have won over the last couple of years when I couldn’t be there and I know she enjoyed doing that.”

The right decision

Brook said decided to leave the India Test tour after learning that “grandmother was ill and didn’t have long left.”

He will be with his family while grieving privately.

“I made the decision to leave the India test tour the night before we flew from Abu Dhabi to India because I was told for the first time that my Grandmother was ill and didn’t have long left. Now that she has passed my family & I are grieving and I need to be around them. Over the last few years I have learned to prioritise my mental well-being and that of my family’s, honestly nothing is more important to me than family. So whilst this may come as surprising to some, I know it’s the right decision for me. I’m young and hope to have many, many more years of cricket to come which I intend to make the absolute most of,” he said.

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