If by chance the 18-year-old gets to play for India—which is highly unlikely—will be, in a way, a homecoming for the Delhi-born cricketer. Chirag Suri has become a household name in UAE after bagging an IPL contract. He will bring to the table fresh legs; he is good on-the-field, can bowl gentle off breaks with variations and is handy with the bat as well. This IPL edition is also about giving a young boy time to get in the mix that will help him his career in the future.

Meanwhile, recent reports claim that Chirag Suri wants to play for India. He has expressed his desire to come back to his roots and represent his country.

“(Eoin) Morgan did that. I mean it (India) is an amazing place for cricket. And everybody loves it, the crowds, the noise, the atmosphere. I would love to play for India in the future, but I have no regrets,” said Suri to news agency IANS, who caught Lions’ coach Brad Hodge’s eye during the Master Champions League 2016.

Even Virat Kohli admires this youngsters. “The IPL in this regard will be of great help and also rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brendon McCullum and Jason Roy will surely help,” Suri added.”In the UAE, we don’t get a lot of matches and I haven’t had the innings in my career which would cement my spot so far. Going forward it’s something I want to improve on and getting big runs in important matches is what I look to achieve.

“In the UAE, we don’t get a lot of matches and I haven’t had the innings in my career which would cement my spot so far,” he expressed. “Going forward it’s something I want to improve on and getting big runs in important matches is what I look to achieve.” Only time will tell if his long-lived wish comes true or not.

Only time will tell if his long-lived wish comes true or not.