In the IPL auction this time Royal Challengers Bangalore bought players by calculation, by what calculations or left players – it has to be a little confusing. There are no spinners in the team, the pacers are not among the best, Kohli-Maxwell-Du Plessis is the only hope.
After such an auction, former Indian cricketer Dodda Ganesh lashed out at the officials of Bangalore. A Bengaluru fan could have built a better team even if he had paid half that amount on social media X (formerly Twitter)!
Bangalore released players like Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga before the auction. But what did Virat Kohli’s franchise do in the auction? Notable players bought only Algeri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson and Yash Dayal.
At the end of the auction, it is seen that Kohli, Maxwell, Du Plessisri are the only ones who trust the team’s batting. Apart from Joseph in bowling and Ferguson, who is repeatedly injured, Mohammad Siraj and Rhys Topley are the pacers. No one is so famous as a spinner! By the way, this IPL is happening in India!
Bengaluru fans are bound to be upset by such an auction. Bengaluru-born Dodda Ganesh was also impressed with the performance of team officials at the auction. Dodda Ganesh’s post on X, ‘Half of their remaining money, given to an RCB supporter and left freely on the auction table, would have given our fans a more balanced, all-conditions team. Maybe could save some money! Can’t believe a professional cricket team can make such mistakes in simple matters!’
Dodda Ganesh also criticized RCB’s purchase of left-handed pacer Yash Dayal for Rs 5 crore. “Any bowler can have a bad day. Yash Dayal also had a bad over. And the bowler is good, Syed Mushtaq Ali did not do badly in the trophy. Still spending 5 crores on him is simply ridiculous! RCB, I don’t mind!’