Whenever the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction takes place, the big names of the cricket world are always in the news. This time also Australia’s Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, and many foreign players are in the news after the auction. On the one hand, while the franchisees did not decline to withdraw money from the wallet for foreign players, the youth of India were also not ignored.
Of course, India’s emerging players may not have rained heavily on the money, but the franchisees tried to do justice to the country with talent and gave them an international level of experience. The thing to note is that these are the players who have not played for India at the senior level so far.
Amongst these young players, two names have been the biggest, which have earned a name at the domestic level as well; and with the junior team, they have also become big players at the international level. One of these names is Yashasvi Jaiswal. How much talent this young 17-year-old has, people have seen in this season’s Vijay Hazare Trophy when the batsman scored a double century against Jharkhand while playing from Mumbai.
He was one of the main batsmen of India’s Under-19 team who went to South Africa to play the World Cup very confidently. In the IPL 2020, this young batsman will sit in the dressing room of Rajasthan Royals along with Steve Smith. The former winner has spent a sum of 2.4 crores for this youth to get on board.
Under-19 team captain Priyam Garg also did not lag behind. Priyam had kept its base price at just 20 lakhs like Yashswi in IPL Auction 2020. Anil Kumble’s Kings XI Punjab and VVS Laxman’s Sunrisers Hyderabad had a fight for his pick in which Hyderabad eventually got him with a final bid of Rs 1.90 crore.
In the last auction, Punjab had bought Varun Chakraborty, who was famous as a mystery spinner, for a price of 8.4 crores, but he could not show amazing. The injury was also contributed to this. This season again Varun was successful in taking a sizeable amount in IPL 2020 Auction. Although he could not earn money like last season, Kolkata did not hesitate to give four crores for him. Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, was also running after him.
Virat Kohli has exploded everywhere and Virat Singh of the same name will also perform amazingly with the bat, with the hope that this left-handed Virat playing for Jharkhand has been given a price of Rs 1.90 crore by Sunrisers.
Ravi Bishnoi, who hails from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, was also successful in making more money than his base price. Ravi, with a base price of 20 lakhs, carried 10 times more money in his pocket. Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Punjab fought hard for them and eventually, Punjab added two crores to add him to their team. Ravi is also a part of India’s Under-19 team that went to save the World Cup title.
Uttar Pradesh pacer Karthik Tyagi, part of the same Under-19 team, was also successful in making more money than his base price. Karthik, who came to the auction with a nominal base price of 20 lakh, will now have Rs 1.30 crore which Rajasthan Royals will give him. Rajasthan has also picked wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat for 80 lakhs.