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IPL 2018: Meet the Mumbai Indians’ unknown all-rounder

He was bought for Rs. 55 Lakhs in the auction by the title holders.

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Mumbai Indians auction table. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians (MI) are always known to pick out some of the major unique category of players at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in the history of the tournament. They always select their options in the intense bidding battles and then ought to back him in the competition by providing them with the suitable chance of displaying their talent and abilities at the grandest stage of all. One such rare talented all-rounder Tajinder Singh Dhillon was acquired by them at the 2018 auction for a decent amount of Rs 55 lakhs.

Tajinder’s name came into recognition at the auction table in the second session of the final day, when the returning franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) opened the bidding for him at his base price worth Rs 20 lakhs. Then the Mumbai team entered the pacy battle to include the 25-year old uncapped Indian cricketer in their 2018 campaign. But Rajasthan owners never gave up and showed some astounding interest to buy the unknown all-rounder. Eventually, after several raising of bars between RR and MI, Dhillon was procured by Mumbai at a price of 55 lakhs.

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Who is Tajinder?

Tajinder is a 25-year old all-rounder who happens to be coming from Dholpur, in Rajasthan. All-rounders are largely considered to play a crucial role in the shortest format of the game and both the Indians as well as the overseas all-rounders have depicted their worth several times in the previous editions of the IPL. Which is why this Rajasthan boy is pretty decent option to include in a side as he can provide some crucial overs of off-spin in the middle overs of a T20 game.

He was fairly impressive in the 2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with both the ball and the bat. The various IPL scouts were very much active during the whole domestic tournament to pick out both the unknown faces and the experienced campaigners. Dhillon played 10 matches for the Rajasthan in the competition, in which he scored 198 runs at a staggering strike rate of 172 and also picked up 8 wickets at an impressive economy of 6.48.

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