Recently, the mini-auction for IPL 2023 was held and the Hyderabad franchise had the biggest purse heading into the same. The franchise, however, had released Kane Williamson from the squad because of his poor form. Now it was in a need of a skipper to lead for the next season.
They didn’t bid for Kane Williamson at the auction, and there’s nothing to be surprised about as it was anticipated earlier because of his poor form. The Sunrisers went for Mayank Agarwal, which was pretty much on the expected lines. He will open the innings and could be a dependable option for captaincy.
The most interesting and surprising bid, however, came in the form of Harry Brook. England’s rising star has been breaking records in international cricket for quite a long time.
The Orange army was in need of some firepower in the middle order, and they didn’t think twice before spending a huge sum of money for the England batter. The franchise’s owner, Kavya Maran raised a bid for Brook and she was in no mood to hand over the English batter to some other franchise.
SRH was engaged in a bidding war with a couple of other franchises and, eventually, bought him for a whopping sum of 13.5 crores. Netizens came up with numerous reactions following Brook’s purchase.
They reminded people of the biggest purse they had at the auction and also made a lot of memes on Kavya Maran after buying the services of Harry Brook at the auction.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions of netizens after Hyderabad bought BROOK:
— Sanu Pandey 🇮🇳 (@SP_0806) December 23, 2022
Kavya maran goes big for harry brook. Not for ben stokes or sam curran
— shailendra tiwari (@Shailen_Tiwari9) December 23, 2022
I believe 90% boy's are watching ipl auction bcoz of kavya Maran pic.twitter.com/rxhFI9Ewii
— Saurav☁️ (@teeeeelleeer) February 13, 2022
— 𝚁𝙰𝙳𝙷𝙸𝙺𝙰 𝚂𝙷𝚄𝙺𝙻𝙰 ♡ (@Iam__Radhi) December 23, 2022
— Ajjjuuuu (@crazzy_Here) December 23, 2022
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) December 23, 2022
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) December 23, 2022
Apart from Brook and Agarwal, SRH also bought the services of Heinrich Klaasen for the wicket-keeping option. They were also in a need of a wrist spinner and got in the form of Adil Rashid. The English spinner had a great time at the 20-20 World Cup and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the 2023 season.
Sunrisers bid for as many as 13 players and they managed to buy 12 out of them. Who will lead the side in the upcoming edition is yet to be known.