Suresh Raina, Mr. IPL of all times remained unsold, didn’t find any buyer and this means we wouldn’t see him donning jersey again and knocking fours all around.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction has been a game changer for many but on another face of it, it brings sorrow for some. Some miss the field and the brigade while some would join the new brigade and new dressing room, these instances are part and parcel of IPL since season 1.
But this year, lot of cricket fans would be holding back and thinking why their favorite Suresh Raina, aka chinna thala, was unsold. He was not even bought by his own franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Here, probably marks the end of a saga , what we saw till now was his 360 performance on the field.
Many cricketers are expressing their views, amid the same Irfan Pathan format Indian allrounder said Suresh Raina Could have been pushed.
Taking to his Twitter, Irfan wrote, “Still think Raina could have been pushed. We have seen some foreign players who have played IPL till 40. Raina is 35! One bad season.”
IPL 2022, mega auction took place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. Apart from Raina, Australia batters Steve Smith and Aaron Finch, and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill were among the big names who went unsold at the auction. Indian pacer Ishant Sharma also could not find any buyers.Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar, and Shreyas Iyer were among the top picks of the mega auction.
Kishan was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore, while Chahar was sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore and on the other hand, Avesh Khan became the most expensive pick among the uncapped players after being bought for Rs 10 crore by Lucknow Super Giants.
Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs 10.75 crore. Meanwhile, New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson was sold to Gujarat Giants for Rs 10 crore.
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