Australian batsman Damien Martyn's Indian Premier League sojourn has come to an end. This happened after he failed to figure in Rajasthan Royals' squad trimmed down to 19 players.
Martyn, who played one match in IPL III after being picked surprisingly at the auction despite not playing top-level cricket for years, has already headed home.
"By the time you read this I'll be heading home," Martyn wrote on his blog.
"The Rajasthan Royals squad has been trimmed to 19 players and it looks like all-rounder Shane Watson might join us next week. That's the nature of professional cricket and I knew from the start what my role in the squad was and how this might happen," the 38-year-old said.
Martyn played his only match in IPL III against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in which he made 19 off 24 balls and was then dropped for the next encounters.
"I enjoyed my IPL debut last week and even though it wasn't the best result it's ironic that ever I was to play it had to be against the best bowler in the world. Dale Steyn, bowling 155kmph," Martyn said.
Martyn, a former Indian Cricket League (ICL) player, also revealed that he was thinking about coaching seriously.
"I have enjoyed my time as a player but going forward I'm looking forward to new roles around the group, like all past players, getting my notebook out, sitting in the dugout and scribbling away," he said.