Twitter goes berserk after Chris Gayle goes unsold at Auction table
Here's how Twitter reacted after the Southpaw's rejection at the Auction table.
Published - Jan 27, 2018 12:38 pm | Updated - Jan 27, 2018 1:30 pm
IPL is known to have thrown surprises and the story is no different as we are on the cusp of the league’s entrance into its second decade with retention event that took place earlier this month followed by an exciting mega Auction that is currently live in Bengaluru, already creating much buzz in town before the action really begins on the field. The Pre-Auction proceedings are as exciting as the tournament due to the hype created and the frenzy among the fans to see their heroes play for their respective franchises is a thing to boast about.
The much awaited mega auction is already on its way and the focus as always is on which player is going muster the highest bid. There are quite few Indian players who will be in contention for the span of next two days to be in limelight in terms of bids they cash in for their franchise. IPL is a land of opportunities that has helped many players’ careers to get back on track. Not going by the trends is something that excites the fans and people associated.
Gayle goes unsold
Being one of the most successful T20 player the game has ever produced, the Carribean Southpaw despite of his tremendous form in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League where he enabled Rangpur Riders to lift the title on the back of his stupendous 143 in the finals, has failed to impress any of the franchises concerned. The ever attacking went unsold in the IPL players auction despite of his known exploits with the bat in the past. None of the franchises seemed interested in Chris Gayle’s firepower more so due to his inconsistency in the recent editions of the League where he was seen warming the benches.
Maybe a higher base price
Being a part of marquee players list, Gayle had his base price set as 2 crore (INR), maybe the prevailing reason for him not getting even an opening bid that could interest the franchises to trust his abilities to change the course of the game in a quick span of time. Although, there is a possibility that he could be recalled tomorrow morning on the basis of franchises selection as the players who went unsold can be brought back again to the Auction table just in case any team wishes to.
Here’s how Twitter reacted after the Southpaw’s rejection at the Auction table:
— Nikkunj Mehta (@mehtanikkunj) January 27, 2018
— Aleem Muhammad (@AleemMuhammad10) January 27, 2018
— RS (@AwaraRish) January 27, 2018
Chris gayle unsold
— NIHAL SHAIKH??❣ (@iamnihal4u) January 27, 2018
— Jun-Q (@JunaidQad) January 27, 2018
The life behaves cruel at times. No takers for Chris Gayle in IPL.
— Deenadayalan (@ImDeenadayalan) January 27, 2018
Chris Gayle is the most unhappy person right now, feeling sad for him
— Hamayoon ⚡️ (@sardarhumi643) January 27, 2018
*Chris Gayle remains unsold*
PM Modi: Woh stadium ke bahar pakode bech sakta hai. #IPLAuction
— Tanveer Bashir (@TanveerBashir) January 27, 2018
Chris gayle unsold, is this a planned strategy BY RCB or is the shelf life over him? #IPLauction
— abhijith bhat (@abhijith1982) January 27, 2018
@kxip 5.6crs for karun Nair not worthy instead of Chris gayle is much deserved….. Not good decision
— HIMA (@himmasekhar) January 27, 2018
— Saad ?? (@SaadAwais22) January 27, 2018
— पटाखा गुड़ी (@theflyingnemo) January 27, 2018
Meanwhile, a rare pic of @henrygayle has surfaced. He is seen in a gloomy mood on the streets. The UniverseBoss is looking to move to another galaxy #IPLAuction #IPLAuction2018 pic.twitter.com/b1IV7lJk2r
— Shashank Maurya (@2708shashank) January 27, 2018
— Munish Singhal (@SinghalMunish84) January 27, 2018