The much-talked about Indian Premier League players’ auction has completed in Bengaluru on Sunday evening. Be it the possible Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir or the spin Wizard of India Ravichandran Ashwin, the players have been very vocal about the bidding process on social media.
Kings XI Punjab snatched R Ashiwn from Chennai Super Kings in bidding war and after a four-year stint with the KXIP Glenn Maxwell has united with Gautam Gambhir in the Delhi team.
The former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir who had performed extremely good in IPL and had led Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in winning two IPL trophies triggered bidding wars and went to Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh had a massive price cut as he was bought by the Preity Zinta owned franchisee for Rs 2 crore, his base price.
While Harbhajan Singh will play for Chennai Super Kings, Yuzvendra Chahal has been reunited with Indian skipper Virat Kohli and play for Royal Challenger Bangalore in IPL 2018.
Here’s a look at how the players and teams are reacting on the micro-blogging site Twitter to all the developments from Bengaluru:
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 27, 2018
Thanks for all your kind messages! So excited to join @lionsdenkxip!!
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) January 27, 2018
— Karun Nair (@karun126) January 27, 2018
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) January 27, 2018
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 27, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 27, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 27, 2018
Thank you to the @lionsdenkxip for the last 4 years! The opportunities you provided for me have helped mould me in to the player and person I am today. I’m extremely excited to be able to return to the place where I started my IPL career! Cant wait @DelhiDaredevils! #IPL2018
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) January 27, 2018
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 27, 2018
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 27, 2018