At times, the Indian Premier League can get to your head. It almost pushed Siddhesh Lad into self-doubt after the middle-order batsman warmed the bench for five years at the Mumbai Indians dugout appearing in just one match.

Kolkata Knight Riders picked up Lad for the 2020 edition but did not give him a game. He did not find any takers in 2021 and before mulling over an uncertain future, cricket came calling from the United Kingdom.

The Mumbai batsman has signed up for Chorley, a Lancashire club that competes in the Northern League Premier Division. “I have come to the UK with some goals in mind for the next season. I am here to work hard, gain experience, score runs and come back stronger for Mumbai,” he told Sportstar on Friday.

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