The age of IPL is not less. In that first match, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 158 by Bangalore Knight Riders’ Brendon McCullum after playing an innings of 156 on Bangalore soil. In the meantime, IPL has been established as the most popular franchise league in the world. Shortly after the 15th edition of the IPL. With the passage of time, not eight, but ten teams will compete in this IPL. With that in mind, a two-day mega auction was also held in Bangalore on Saturday and Sunday. Ten franchises arranged themselves for the next three years.
But in the midst of this tidying up, isn’t the sad tune of farewell ringing? IPL has come to today’s stage on the shoulders of 14 years, many of them that this time!
As a result, this year’s IPL is bringing the message of change of era in a sense. Ishan Kisan, Shreyas Iyer, Yash Dhul, Raj Bawa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Liam Livingstone, Shardul Tagore have made this year’s IPL disrespectful to some legends, who became part of the IPL. None of them got the team. Some have already retired, some have remained unsold at the auction table. Let’s take a look at those names!
Chris Gayle’s day is not like before, this is old news. His bat blazed in Kalevadra, the less he talked about fielding, the better. Last time, the Punjab Kings made it clear in hints that they are no longer working with the most undisputedly successful player in T20 cricket. Gayle left the IPL in the middle. The 42-year-old is leaving the IPL after failing to take the trouble to stay in the biological protection zone. Gayle withdrew his name from the IPL auction list this time. It is difficult to imagine that this star, who has scored more than 4,500 runs in the IPL for 14 years, will get a team in front of him.
Raina has been associated with the Chennai Super Kings since the beginning of the IPL. Sometimes when Chennai was banned, he played for Gujarat Lions. After returning to Chennai after the ban, he again wore the famous yellow jersey. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni is Ram in Chennai’s success story, this left-arm batsman will undoubtedly be Laxman. This time when Raina was pushed to the auction table without holding Chennai, it was understood what might be written in Raina’s future. At the auction table, no one showed interest in taking the fourth highest run-getter in IPL history. No franchise was even interested in bringing Raina, who was unsold in the first round, back to the auction table in the second round. Raina remained unsold in this first IPL auction of her career. I don’t think it will get the team later.
De Villiers was expected to take over the reins of the franchise after Virat Kohli stepped down as captain of Bangalore. The Bangalore bosses were worried when de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket a few days ago. Former South African captain AB de Villiers, who picked up the jersey in 2016, has played in various franchise leagues around the world. That veil fell last November. De Villiers has been playing for Delhi Daredevils for three years since 2006 and has been playing for Bangalore in the IPL since 2011. Since then, the franchise has not changed. De Villiers, who has not scored more than 5,000 runs in the IPL for 14 years, but for the first time, will get a taste of the IPL for the first time from South Africa, ‘Baby AB de Villiers’ famous batsman Daveld Bravis. The epoch may say the same thing!
Harbhajan has the distinction of playing for the three most successful teams in the IPL. Vajji, who played for Mumbai Indians for the first 10 years, played for Chennai Super Kings for the next 3 years and was seen at Kolkata Knight Riders last year. After playing the first few matches for Kolkata, Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine went into hiding. The spinner, who has taken 150 wickets in 14 years, withdrew his name like De Villiers before the auction. He also announced his retirement a few days ago.