The most awaited IPL auction is currently progressing with unexpected twists and turns. About 1114 players had registered themselves for the auction. Only 292 players have been shortlisted by the BCCI after the franchises sent their preferred lists to the board. So far Chris Morris and Glenn Maxwell has been sold for highest prices. Rajasthan Royals paid Rs. 16.25 for Chris Morris whereas Maxwell was bought for Rs. 14. 25 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
English cricketer Sam Billings who has been playing the league tournaments across the world, went unsold in the IPL auction due to his base price which is Rs. 2 crore. The cricketer came up with a humorous tweet sharing about how his girlfriend reacted after he went unsold in the cash rich tournament.
Billings made his IPL debut in 2016 for the Delhi Daredevils and, after two seasons, moved on to the Chennai Super Kings. At CSK, Billings played a few match-winning knocks but ended up with an average of just 13.50 in the 10 matches he played. Though, having a sensational form for England’s ODI team last summer, Sam was released by CSK last year.
So far, he has played 22 games in the IPL and has scored just 334 runs at a modest average of 17.57. With this numbers, the base price of Rs. 2 crore for the cricketer looked a bit too much it seems and no team showed interest to buy him for their side.
After going unsold in the most important T20 league of the world which is going to take place just before the ICC T20 world cup, Sam Billings came up with a tweet in his official twitter account which garnered huge attention from the social media users.
The cricketer said that his girl friend asked him why he didn’t choose bowling as his career as a reflection to the IPL auction. “My girlfriend Sarah just turns to me and goes… ‘why aren’t you a bowler?’” his tweet which received 30k plus likes so far read.
Check out his tweet below :
My girlfriend Sarah just turns to me and goes… ‘why aren’t you a bowler?’ 🤣— Sam Billings (@sambillings) February 18, 2021
Meanwhile, former KKR captain and Indian wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik came up with a tweet writing “My mom had suggested me to become a fast bowler , but I ended up listening to my dad. My mom always had the vision in the house, it’s pretty obvious now , isn’t it” and added “Fast bowlers dealing in millions” as his hashtag.
Check out his tweet below :
My mom had suggested me to become a fast bowler , but I ended up listening to my dad 🤦🏻♂️🤷🏼♂️ . My mom always had the vision in the house, it’s pretty obvious now , isn’t it 😋😅#IPLAuction2021 #fastbowlersdealinginmillions— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 18, 2021
Check out some of the reactions for these tweets below :
😂😂 U Need To Be Foreign Pace Bowler….. Umesh Anna Sold In 1Cr Only 🤦♀️— C A P T A I N (@ViratKohlisEra) February 18, 2021
Feel for you mate. You deserved a team. Hopefully, someone will buy you afterwards🤞🤞— Sumeet (@SumeetC333) February 18, 2021
Miss u man💔 Hopefully we will see you in CSK next edition😔— SKtommy444 (@SKtommy444) February 18, 2021
You belong to our CSK Family. I hope you will play for csk again in Mega Auction. Don't worry 😔.. lot's of love to you Brother 💛— Majare Mama (@MSD_Tarak79) February 18, 2021