The fiery English fast bowler, Mark Wood is all set to fly back to England to witness the birth of his daughter. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have confirmed the development as the franchise released a video of him in the early hours of May 8. Meanwhile, even though he expects to make a return later if LSG makes it to the playoffs, chances look thin at the moment as he was spotted taking the autographs of many of his teammates before leaving the camp.
Meanwhile, Mark Wood played just four games for LSG in the ongoing season and has picked up 11 wickets in the process. He looked to be in brilliant form before getting down with flu and that’s when Naveen-ul-Haq replaced him in the mix and Wood never got another opportunity. However, he aspires to revitalize well and come back stronger in the coming times.
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In a video shared by LSG on social media, Mark Wood said, “For the birth of my daughter. So, sadly, but for a good reason to go home. Hopefully, I might be able to come back and hopefully, you will be able to see me again. I am sorry that unfortunately I have not played more and in the four games that I have managed to play, I have managed to get a few wickets and hopefully, I can charge in again.”
We're so happy for you, Woody. You'll be missed! 💙 pic.twitter.com/4KKd2BVmtX
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) May 7, 2023
He further added, “It’s a great team togetherness here. I really love the team, the backroom staff are fantastic and it has been great to see the lads do well over different parts of the tournament.”
Before leaving the camp, Wood motivated his teammates and asked them to push harder at the business end of the tournament and qualify for the IPL playoffs and eventually for the finals. He also mentioned that the lads are training hard and expect the fans to back them as they enter an important chapter in the season.
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Mark Wood concluded by saying, “One last push and get into those playoffs and make it to the finals. That’s the goal and as a group, we understand that. It is tough in sports, you win some and you lose some but the lads are training hard. There are some fantastic characters in the group and they really try everything for your team. So keep believing and back them up, and I am sure they’ll come good.”