Harry Brook has had a mixed season in the Indian Premier League 2023 as he’s failed to get going apart from one knock where he smacked a sensational century against KKR. After failing to fire in the middle order, the 24-year-old was promoted to open the innings in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s third fixture against Punjab Kings.
“He [Brian Lara] told me, ‘You’re a Test player,'” Brook said. “He knew that I could face the swinging ball and adapt to it. So he sent me up top. I’ve never really done it before, and in my second game I got a hundred,” Brook told ESPNCricinfo.
I’ve gone off it [social media] for now: Harry Brook
“It’s one of the hardest bits. When you’ve got nothing to do, you’re in the hotel, and you don’t really get out and about as much as at home, you do find yourself on your phone a lot. Things pop up, but it’s keyboard warriors at their finest – it’s pointless. I’ve gone off it [social media] for now. Hopefully, that makes a difference,” he added.
“I haven’t faced as much as usual, when I’m in the middle order. But obviously, India is renowned for creating good spinners, and that produces a different challenge,” he added.