Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that England players would face serious consequences for pulling out of the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League.
Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, and Jonny Bairstow have decided to opt-out of the remaining matches after the fifth Test match between England and India was cancelled.
The cricketer-turned-commentator Chopra, while speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, remarked that these players will have to face the music in the future.
“Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes – they were already not coming. But now Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow have also taken their name back. That means half a dozen English players will not be part of the IPL. It has been a mass exodus. The IPL family doesn’t forget.”
He added that players have betrayed their franchises. “The English players will have to keep this thing slightly in mind that when you pull out your name from an IPL season, the franchise that has bought you feels cheated, they feel you have been betrayed by them.”