Continuing to make rapid strides in his cricketing career, Digvijay, son of former batsman Surinder Amarnath and grandson of the legendary Lala Amarnath (in pic), would now be playing in the upcoming Irish League to be held from April 27. The batsman, who has been training at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, has signed up with Brigade CC of Northern Ireland.
Last year, Digvijay played first-class cricket in Sri Lanka. Playing four games, Amarnath scored close to 140 runs with a highest of 62 in his maiden first-class season which also happened to be his maiden overseas tour.
Impressed with his batting ability, he was called to Sri Lanka this year too to be a part of the first-class tournament but citing a big breakthrough here in India in the form of the high-profile IPL, he decided to give it a miss.
Digvijay was close to securing an IPL contract with one of the franchises but it did not work out due to technical difficulties in rules and regulations.
Amarnath is now all set to go to England on a five-month tour and has been busy making preparations for the same. "Playing in England will be a different experience and I look to carry the experience back with me to India which would help me to play better in Indian conditions," Digvijay said.