Harry Brook, widely regarded as one of the most promising young talents in world cricket, has already demonstrated his potential in Test and T20I cricket. However, the ODI format has proven to be a more challenging puzzle for the English batsman. Brook’s IPL debut earlier this year presented him with a taste of the highest level of T20 cricket.
However, his stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad was largely underwhelming, aside from a noteworthy century against the Kolkata Knight Riders. His inconsistent performances led to his release from the franchise last month. Currently, Brook is engaged in the three-match ODI series between England and the West Indies.
Ahead of the second ODI, the talented youngster addressed a controversial comment he made during an IPL interview. Following his IPL century, Harry Brook remarked, “There are a lot of Indian fans out there who’ll say well done tonight. But they were slagging me off a few days ago. Glad I could shut them up.”
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Reflecting on his impulsive statement, Brook expressed regret, labeling himself as an “idiot” for making such a comment.
“I was an idiot and I said that stupid thing in an interview which I regret a little bit. In India, you end up sitting in your hotel room, not much to do so I find myself just scrolling Instagram or Twitter or whatever and come across stuff you just don’t want to see,” Harry Brook explained to BBC Sport.
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The Keighley-born cricketer revealed that he has distanced himself from social media, entrusting his management team with managing his accounts.
“I thought it was the right idea to get off it. I’ve obviously still got Instagram and Twitter but thankfully I’ve got someone running it for me,” Harry Brook stated.
While Brook’s ODI World Cup 2023 campaign was not particularly memorable, he started the series against the West Indies on a positive note. His 72-ball 71 was the highest individual score in England’s first-innings total of 325, but the hosts ultimately succumbed to a four-wicket defeat with seven balls remaining.
The second ODI takes place in Antigua on Wednesday, December 6, where Brook will seek to build upon his encouraging start and further cement his reputation as a rising star in the world of cricket.