Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that he is delighted to be picked by Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction. Ashwin was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5 crore on day 1 of the mega auction on Saturday. “Rajasthan Royals picked me up, I am extremely delighted that they picked me, they tried very hard to pick me in the last auction in 2018 but finally it was done. I have a great relationship with all of them in that dugout, I also have a wonderful relationship with Sanju Samson,” Ashwin said in a video posted on the official Rajasthan Royals Twitter account.
“I’m really looking forward to doing my best for the franchise and hopefully doing special things for them. I’m looking forward to bowling alongside Yuzvendra Chahal, I’m looking forward to sharing a locker room with Jos Buttler, how cool is that going to be.” , he added. .
At IPL 2019, Ashwin and Buttler were involved in a controversy as the then leader Punjab Kings had fired Buttler via ‘Mankad’. Many consider this dismissal method to be against the spirit of the game even though it is completely legal.
In a video posted by Rajasthan Royals on Twitter, Buttler had said: “Hi Ash, this is Jos. Don’t worry, I’m in the crease, can’t wait to see you in pink for the Royals. I look forward to sharing the locker room with you guys.”
Day 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 2022 mega auction, saw Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar among the top picks. Kishan was picked up 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 Lucknow Super Giants bought him for Rs 10 crore.
Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur was picked up by Delhi Capitals for Rs 10.75 million, while New Zealand pacemaker Lockie Ferguson was sold to the Gujarat Giants for Rs 10 million. Indian pacemaker Prasidh Krishna was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 10 crore.
West Indies goalkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10.75 crore. Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 10.75 crore.
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