Richard Madley recalls selling MS Dhoni in IPL 2008 auction as his career highlight

Hugh Edmeades will replace him in this year's auction.

Richard Madley
Richard Madley. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction will witness the new gavel master this time as Richard Madley is set to miss the event. Hugh Edmeades will replace him as many details regarding the auction were confirmed on Wednesday. He has 30 years of experience in the field and is a renowned charity auctioneer but no wonder Madley will be missed who did the job for the last 11 years of the tournament.

Richard himself took to his official Twitter account as well to apologize for the Indian fans and admitted that he will miss his friends in the country. Moreover, he shared a wonderful camaraderie with the franchises and the players. The Hammerman, as he is known, was also present to watch a few matches live in the Stadium earlier this year and was a special person to be associated with the cash-rich league.

Madley’s career highlight

Soon after the news spread that Richard Madley won’t be available for the auction, his fans poured in the messages for him on social media. Similarly, one of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fan pages recalled one of his old comments regarding selling MS Dhoni in the inaugural auction of the IPL and thanked him for all the memories.

“For me, nothing could match the opening auction in 2008 when I dropped my hammer selling MS Dhoni for $1.5 million”,” Madley had earlier said. He was thrilled to read the comment and took a moment to respond only confirming that the moment when he sold Dhoni to CSK franchise is still the highlight of his career.

“Greetings to all my CSK friends who I have got to know so well. Selling @msdhoni in IPL 1 is still a career highlight. #WhistlePodu,” his reply read. It will be interesting to see how Edmeades manages to live up to all the hype now after 11 glorious years of Madley at the auction.

Here’s the thread:

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