D'Arcy Short has played 5 T20Is for Australia    Getty Images
D’Arcy Short has played 5 T20Is for Australia Getty Images

Rajasthan Royals had picked up BBL star D Arcy Short for the upcoming IPL for INR 4 crores. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Short mentioned how his IPL stint will help him reap benefits: After my last BBL stint, I was given a T20 call-up. I was over the moon. The taste of international cricket is what every cricketer desires. Playing for your country in all formats, especially Tests, gives you the ultimate satisfaction. I need to use all the chances I get from now on and leave an impression. Doing well in IPL can certainly give a push to my career. I have learnt a lot from my mentor Justin Langer and would keep discussing with him what all I need to do.

Short also recalled experiences of playing with Steven Smith and being mentored by Shane Warne: “It would be superb to have Steve as captain of the team. He is world-class cricketer and a brilliant captain. He has played a lot of cricket till date and gathered loads of experience. I won t shy away from asking him anything. As far as Shane Warne is concerned, he is an intelligent customer. He is a legend and his presence in the dressing room can do wonders. IPL would give a new curve to me. I am also excited to play alongside Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.”

But there is another ambition, too… “I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful forts in Rajasthan and also go and visit the Taj Mahal in Agra with my father, who will be in India for a few days.”