Kings XI Punjab picked up ace player Ravichandran Ashwin for Rs. 7.6 crores. Earlier Ravichandran Ashwin has been a significant player for the Chennai Super Kings.
Although, Chennai Super Kings management said that they would get Ashwin at any costs. Ashwin was MS Dhoni’s go-to man when he was in Chennai Super Kings.
However, the story was completely different in the auctions for 2018 IPL this time. Chennai Super Kings bid for Ashwin only till 4 crore point, once this mark was crossed they seemed least interested in him. After an intense bidding, Kings XI Punjab bid him for 7.6crores and they were very happy to have Ravichandran Ashwin in their team.
Ravichandran Ashwin is now a Punjabi lad:
Chennai Super Kings, although, started to bid early for Ashwin but it seemed he got out of their budget plans. On the other hand, the Kings XI Punjab seemed more excited and went aggressively to get Ashwin in their team.
Ravichandran Ashwin has always performed great and has been in significant form in the longest format of the game. But later, when Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav joined the team, he was dropped from the Indian team.
However, Virendra Sehwag has always liked Ashwin and his performance and it was expected that Kings XI Punjab will go for him in the auction and this broke the eight-year tie between Ashwin and Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings, roped in Harbhajan Singh, the veteran off-spinner.
Ravichandran Ashwin later took to twitter to express his feelings. Ashwin said that the auctions of IPL are more like the house of casino. Here’s what he tweeted:
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 27, 2018
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