First Published Sep 1, 2022, 7:19 PM IST
All-rounders and fast bowlers are more in demand than heavy hitters in the IPL auction. In the 2020 IPL auction, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins fetched Rs.15.5 crores, while in the 2021 auction, South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris fetched Rs.16.25 crores.
Shaheen Afridi – Shahid Afridi
Fast bowlers like Shahidi Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik participated in the 2008 IPL. However, due to the deterioration of relations between India and Pakistan, Pakistani players were banned from IPL. Bilateral series are not happening between the two countries.
But if Pak fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to auction in IPL… Ravichandran Ashwin says that it will fetch Rs.14-15 crores easily. “I got this crazy idea of how Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi will be auctioned in the IPL auction…
Shaheen is a left arm fast bowler. He is also tall. With the new ball, he bowls excellent yorkers and can show off the top class batsmen. Can control the runs by bowling strictly in the death overs…
Any bowler with these qualifications will be a brahma ratham in IPL. As far as I know, he can fetch Rs.14-15 crore easily in IPL auction. All Pak bowlers are bowling at an average speed of 140-145.
As far as I know, no team in the world has such a fast bowling unit. Even without Shaheen Afridi, the Pakistani bowlers were able to stop the Indian team till the last over… Ravichandran Ashwin showered praises…