IPL Auction 2022: Michael Vaughan questioned why a “game changer T20” was not chosen on Saturday.
Day 1 of the ongoing IPL 2022 auction saw plenty of drama and surprises on Saturday in Bangalore. Many players were bought for large sums of money and also some star cricketers were not tied by any team. Fans were particularly surprised by England player Adil Rashid not selling out on Day 1 and former cricketer Michael Vaughan echoed those sentiments on social media. On Twitter, Vaughan wrote: “I just don’t get why Adil Rashid doesn’t make much money in the #IPL! One of the best T20 game changers yet to be picked!!!”
I just don’t understand why Adil Rashid doesn’t go for a lot of money in the #IPL !!! One of T20’s best game changers has yet to be picked up!!!
—Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 12, 2022
Rashid made his IPL debut last year for Punjab Kings (PBKS), but the franchise did not retain him.
The 33-year-old had a disappointing campaign with PBKS in IPL 2021 and only appeared once in the entire season.
Punjab failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished sixth in the league standings with 12 points from 14 games. The franchise won six games and lost eight games.
Ishan Kishan became the most expensive purchase this year after Indians from Mumbai (MI) bought it for Rs 15.25 crore. Meanwhile, Avesh Khan also came under the spotlight and became the most expensive uncapped cricketer in IPL auction history after Lucknow Super Giants picked him up for Rs 10 crore.
Bowling all-rounder Deepak Chahar was also involved in an intense bidding war with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and finally landed it for Rs 14 crore. Australian starter David Warner was picked up by Delhi Capitals (DC) for Rs 6.25 crore. The batsman had a disappointing IPL 2021 season and was also stripped of the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captaincy. He soon recovered and helped Australia win the T20 World Cup.
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