Indian Premier League(IPL) Mega Auctions recently concluded with the franchises splurging some huge amounts to rope in players. Indian allrounder Ravichandran Ashwin was bought by the inaugural IPL winners Rajasthan Royals at the mega auction in Bengaluru on Saturday. Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson found a new teammate in Ravichandran Ashwin and the franchise decided to welcome Ashwin to the squad with an amusing social media post.
Sanju Samson welcomes Ravichandran Ashwin
The official Twitter account of Rajasthan Royals(RR) shared a picture of the two on their social media handle where Sanju can be seen in Indian senior cricket team’s jersey while Ashwin dons RR’s jersey.
“When Sanju Chetta met his Ash Anna,” the post was captioned.
Delhi Capitals and Royals were involved in an intense bidding war for Ashwin. But in the end, the offspinner was acquired by the latter for the price tag of Rs 5 crores.
You can check out the post below:
When Sanju Chetta met his Ash Anna. 💗#RoyalsFamily | #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/iXrq13fCm4
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 14, 2022
Rajasthan Royals had Rs. 62 crores in the purse ahead of the Mega Auctions. The team had retained three players – Sanju Samson (Rs 4 crores), Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crores), and Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 10 crores). The most expensive buy for the team was Indian pacer Prasidh Krishna. They spent extravagantly on India’s speedster, who has in terrific form lately. They finally brought him to their side by bidding Rs 10 crores.
Including the retained and the newly bought players, RR spent a total of Rs 89.05 crores across the two days and were left with Rs 95 lakh in their purse. The squad strength of 24 players includes 16 Indians and 8 overseas.
Check out full squad of Rajasthan Royals Squad for IPL 2022:
Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, Rassie van der Dussen, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen and Daryl Mitchell
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