New Delhi [India], February 13 (ANI): India Under 19 skipper Yash Dhull expressed gratitude towards Delhi Capitals for picking him during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Sunday.
DC picked Dhull for Rs 50 lakhs on day 2 of the mega auction, after a brief bidding war with Punjab Kings.
“Hi Delhi Capitals. Thank you for showing faith in me and selecting me at the auctions. I have been a part of Delhi Capitals Bal Bhavan Academy for 8-9 years. So this is a dream come true for me. I am really excited to join the team and I am ready to give my best,” said Yash Dhull as per an official release.
Having acquired the DC Academy prodigy at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Delhi Capitals’ Interim CEO Vinod Bisht said, “Yash has been a talent who has been spotted 4-5 years back since he was a small kid. That time, in the earlier avatar of ours, we always wanted to develop the whole idea of doing grassroots cricket and build stories. This is an outcome of that effort of 5-6 years. When a 14-year-old young talent came up to us, and we supported him at that time, and then he goes on to become the captain of India U-19 team, and wins the World Cup, and is back into our fold.”He further added, “This was one talent we could not have allowed to go. The very ethos of saying we develop grassroot talent, we develop talent who can become big and we need to support them in the formative years. That’s what exactly we have done. We have done it in the past with Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and that is a story we want to continue.
India Under 19 all-rounder Raj Bawa was acquired by Punjab Kings for Rs 2 crore while all-rounder Rajvardhan Hangargekar was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore.
England pacer Tymal Mills was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore while West Indies pacer Obed McCoy was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 75 lakhs.
Chennai Super Kings acquired New Zealand all-rounder Adam Milne for Rs 1.9 crore and on the other hand Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Australia Jason Behrendroff for Rs 75 lakhs.
All-rounder Rajvardhan Hangargekar was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore while Under 19 skipper Yash Dhull was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 lakhs.
Spinner Yash Dayal was acquired by Gujarat Titans for Rs 3.2 crore and on the other hand Simrajeet Singh was sold to Chennai Super Kings for 20 lakhs.
Mumbai Indians snatched all-rounder Tilak Varma for a whopping amount of Rs 1.70 crore while Delhi Capitals took Lalit Yadav for Rs 65 lakhs.
All-rounder Mahipal Lomror was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 95 lakhs while Anukul Roy was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakhs.
West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs 6 crore while Proteas pacer Marco Jansen was acquired by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 4.2 crore. India all-rounder Shivam Dube was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4 crore.
India off-spinner K Gowtham was picked up by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 90 lakh. Earlier, England all-rounder Liam Livingstone on Sunday was picked by Punjab Kings for Rs 11.50 crore. Meanwhile, India batter Cheteshwar Pujara, England skipper Eoin Morgan. Australia skipper Aaron Finch went unsold inthe first round of bidding.
The Day 2 of the mega auction began with teams bidding for South African batter Aiden Markram. The right-handed batter was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 2.6 crore.Also, India batter Mandeep Singh was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore.
Day 1 of the IPL 2022 mega auction saw Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and Deepak Chahar being among the top picks. Kishan was picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore, while Chahar was sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Iyer for Rs 12.25 crore and on the other hand, Avesh Khan became the most expensive pick among the uncapped players after being bought for Rs 10 crore by Lucknow Super Giants. (ANI)