The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction on Thursday (February 20) supplied just a few ageing Indian cricketers, discarded by Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) just lately, a contemporary lease of life and some crores as well.
Former India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.four crore, an quantity which was shut to 5 instances his base value. Chawla had performed his final sport for India in December 2012. He was a member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning staff. CSK launched the 32-year-old participant forward of the public sale.
Chawla’s former India teammate and skilled Harbhajan Singh, was picked at his base value of Rs 2 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders. The 40-year-old off-spinner, who has performed 103 Check matches and 236 ODIs and has been a member of IPL-winning Mumbai Indians staff, was additionally launched by CSK.
Out-of-favour batsman Kedar Jadhav, who was discarded by CSK, was picked by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore. Requested the rationale why MI went for Chawla, former India pacer Zaheer Khan who’s Director of Cricket with the Mumbai franchise mentioned that the leg-spinner may bowl with the brand new ball.
“We had been on the lookout for expertise. Piyush is somebody who has been a part of a World Cup successful aspect. He has been beneath strain in these conditions. He has the flexibility to bowl with the brand new ball. That’s not a straightforward activity for any bowler, notably whenever you`re a wrist spinner. He has been doing that fantastically nicely. So, we launched a teenager and introduced in expertise into our set-up,” he mentioned.
MI coach Mahela Jayawardene mentioned that Chawla brings expertise. “He has expertise. I’ve performed with him on the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). He’s an choice to bowl within the power-play.”
Who went the place
Piyush Chawla – Mumbai Indians (Rs 2.four crore)
Harbhajan singh – Kolkata Knight Riders (Rs 2 crore)
Kedar jadhav – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 2 crore)