A Pakistani Journalist Said Shaheen Afridi Deserve 200 Crore In IPL, Got Trolled Badly

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The IPL 2022 mega-auction came to an end on Sunday evening, the ten IPL franchises picked up 2 to 4 players. The auction took place in Bengaluru and continued for two days where the total amount spent by all the teams is a whopping INR 551.7 crore. The auction was held to build the teams for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

The bidding in the mega auction was quite intense and some huge buys took place. Out of 600 players in the auction pool, some prominent players missed out on reserving a spot in the franchises which shook the fans.

The biggest buy in the auction was Ishan Kishan who was locked by the Mumbai Indians who paid a massive amount of Rs 15.25 crore to keep him. The bidding war became strong when 4 teams fought for Deepak Chahar. CSK succeeded at keeping him for Rs 14 crore.

The auction also witnessed IPL teams spend astronomical amounts on some uncapped players. Avesh Khan was sold for Rs 10 crore to Lucknow Super Giants and he became the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL auction. Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs 12.25 crore to get Shreyas Iyer on board. Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 10 crore to bag rising India paceman Prasidh Krishna, New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson was also paid the same amount by Gujarat Lions.

IPL Auction

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Punjab Kings paid Rs 9 crore to bag the player Shahrukh Khan from a base price of Rs 40 lakh. KKR paid Rs 7.25 crore to keep Shivam Mavi, while SRH paid Rs 4 crore to get paceman Kartik Tyagi. Krunal Pandya was kept by Lucknow Super Giants who paid Rs 8.25 crore to keep him.

The list of players who remained unsold in the mega-auction is Suresh Raina, Steve Smith,  Mohammed Azharuddeen, Shakib Al Hasan, Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Vishnu Solanki, Aaron Finch, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishant Sharma, etc.

The fans have taken over social media by reacting to the IPL 2022 mega-auction deals. Amidst all these, Pakistani journalist Ihtisham Ul Haq is getting trolled on social media for making a big claim regarding the 2022 IPL auction.

The journalist, Ihtisham Ul Haq took to Twitter and stated that if Shaheen Shah Afridi, the Pakistani bowler had participated in the mega-auction of IPL 2022, his bidding would have gone up to 200 crores. He wrote:

“If, Shaheen Shah Afridi was in #IPLAuction. He would’ve gone for 200 crores.”

Check out his controversial Tweet:


Well, the Pakistani journalist’s claim created quite a buzz on social media as it didn’t go down well with Indian fans. The offended Indian fans are now trolling the journalist on Twitter.

Check out the Twitterati’s reaction:

Who is Shaheen Shah Afridi?

Pakistani bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Shaheen Afridi is a left-arm pacer who made his debut for Pakistan in 2018 and has since played 21 Tests, 28 ODIs, and 39 T20Is in which he has taken a combined 184 wickets. The 21-year-old is highly rated for his ability to generate bounce thanks to his height, and generate swing at a high pace.

He made the headlines last year against India in the T20 World Cup, on October 24th, his spell against India in the T20 World Cup tournament was also declared ‘play of the tournament’ by the ICC. Shaheen Shah Afridi was named ICC men’s cricketer of the year for 2021 earlier this year.