Suresh Raina who is fondly called as Mr. IPL by fans, went unsold in the mega auction of Indian Premier League which left fans and experts in sheer shock. Former Chennai Super Kings player Harbhajan Singh came up with a tweet expressing his emotion of his former teammate going unsold for his base price of Rs. 2 crore. Though many believed that the batting all rounder will get sold during accelerated bidding process to any of the teams, it saddened them to see a player who proved himself in many occasions going unsold due to his bad form.
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“Sad not to see a single bid for Mr IPL Raina in the first round..” said Harbhajan through his tweet.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 12, 2022
The second day will start with an accelerated bidding process. After the first day, the franchises will send a list of players they are interested in from the remaining and unsold pool. Those players will go under the hammer on Sunday and fans firmly believed that the left hander will be sold during that process. Steve Smith, David Miller are some of the other high profile players who went unsold till the lunch of first day auction.
Along with Harbhajan, many other cricket experts, fans and former players reacted to Raina being unsold in the auction. “I am a bit surprised that @ChennaiIPL didn’t go for Raina today but they are likely to do so, come tomorrow. Why I am saying that because their belief in Bravo is intact” RP Singh, former Indian pace bowler said through his tweet whereas cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle, in his tweet, wrote “Changing times. One of the greats of the IPL, Suresh Raina goes unsold”
Check out some of the reactions below :
I am a bit surprised that @ChennaiIPL didn’t go for Raina today but they are likely to do so, come tomorrow. Why I am saying that because their belief in Bravo is intact. #IPLAuction #IPL2022Auction #IPL2022 #iplauctionbid2022 #iplauctionbid2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 12, 2022
Three former captains Unsold right now. Raina, Smith and Miller. #IPLMegaAuction2022
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 12, 2022
Changing times. One of the greats of the IPL, Suresh Raina goes unsold.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2022
Definitely not 😱
— Dhaya Alagiri (@dhayaalagiri) February 12, 2022
Time is a harsh harsh master. It moves on ruthlessly.
Am hoping Raina will be picked up in the second round. A true IPL great #IPLAuction
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 12, 2022
All these agenda merchants should not forget the fact that Raina is the unofficial owner of IPL playoffs. Man, see his stats, unreal!
Come back stronger champ.
— virrrral (@CricViral3) February 11, 2022
— Abhishek (@Ingenuity402) February 12, 2022
CSK without Raina. Can’t imagine. Atleast u have to take & Bench him.
— × Kettavan Memes × (@Kettavan__Memes) February 12, 2022
— Humza Sheikh (@Sheikhhumza49) February 12, 2022