IPL : नहीं बिके सुपरस्टार क्रिस गेल व लसिथ मलिंगा, ये हैं कारण!
The two-day auction began here on Saturday for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the T20 tournament that reached the peak of popularity. England's all-rounder Ben Stokes is the most expensive player. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals winner of the year 2008 for Rs 12.5 crore.
Although Stokes is running out of England's team due to a dispute these days. What was the surprise of every cricketing day on the first day is that the West Indies's explosive batsman Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who were tournaments for the last several years, did not find any buyers.
Gayle has contributed significantly to the success of the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Malinga. In this smallest and new format of cricket, these two players have different roles. Despite this, they did not sell. The reason for this being assumed to be out of form and unfinished with their growing age
The 38-year-old Gayle had just returned to the ODIs and Twenty20 squad last week, but his performance was quite disappointing. He scored 22, 4, 12 and 0 in these fixtures against New Zealand. Gail has experience of 103 Tests, 275 ODIs and 55 International Twenty20 matches.
On the other hand, Malinga, 34, is also a target of critics over the past few years due to bad games. Even the Sri Lankan Sports Minister, who was over their weight, was also besieged by them. Malicious Malhotra, who is the perfect Yorker and slower balls, has played 30 Tests, 204 ODIs and 68 T20 matches.