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Big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn has admitted that he has no intention of representing Australia in Test cricket as he wants to focus on Twenty20 cricket.
Lynn, who has struggled with shoulder injuries in the last few years, admitted that he wants to participate in domestic Twenty20 competitions all over the world.
The 27-year-old added that he chose to go down this path after the death of his “best mate” Phillip Hughes.
“I want to play T20 cricket in Bangladesh, the Caribbean, India, Dubai, around the world,” Lynn told The Triple M Rush Hour with Mark Geyer as quoted by foxsports.com.au. “Ever since my best mate Phil Hughes passed away, it’s, ‘What do you want out of life?’ I ask myself that every day. Does it make me a better person if I’ve got that baggy green on the wall? That’s up to anyone’s opinion really.
“It doesn’t matter if you earn one million bucks, 500 bucks. My old man never earned over $100,000 annually when I was growing up so what do you want out of life?
“I’m really comfortable with the decision I have made playing T20 cricket and I get to see my family more, I get to see my mates more and to me that’s more important.”
While he still has an interest in playing 50-over cricket, Lynn conceded that his main aim is to become of the best and most sought-after batsmen in the shortest format.
“I actually gave that (Queensland contract) back to pursue T20 cricket,” Lynn said. “I still had two years on my contract and they were going to keep it and just say, ‘No we value your spot in one day cricket,’ which I was always going to play for the Bulls.
“I said, ‘No, no, I’ll give it back. Use that money on a young kid coming through who desires to play Test match cricket.’ A young bloke deserves that opportunity. He can train everyday, I’m going to be overseas.”