Twitter Reactions: Jaydev Unadkat goes to Rajasthan Royals in the auction

Twitter Reactions: Jaydev Unadkat goes to Rajasthan Royals in the auction

He was listed at a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

In the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat played brilliantly for Rising Pune Supergiant, captained by Steve Smith. His superlative performances with the ball caught the eyes of the selectors and he was drafted into the Indian national team as well. However, he couldn’t quite replicate his performance in Indian colours.

Thereafter, he was listed in the auction at a base price of INR 5 crore and teams went all out for the Porbandar-born speedster. Rajasthan Royals, captained by Ajinkya Rahane, shelled out a humungous 11.5 crores for him. However, he couldn’t live up to expectations by any stretch of the imagination. The pacer played 15 matches and could only manage 11 wickets.

Unadkat goes big again

Most importantly, he conceded runs at an alarming economy rate of 9.65. Ahead of this year’s auction, the Royals decided to release him. He was subsequently listed at a base price of INR 1.50 crore and bearing in mind his show last year, he wasn’t expected to attract significant bids this time around, However, the 27-year-old yet again for a massive price.

Delhi Capitals and the Royals started the bidding for Unadkat. After his price went to 4.80 crores, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went after him. After a while, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) also joined and they gave the Royals a run for their money. Following an intense bidding war for quite some time, the Royals eventually picked him up for a colossal INR 8.4 crores.

He also became the costliest player by then. Unadkat is currently plying his trade for Saurashtra in this year’s Ranji Trophy and he has done reasonably well with his figures of 7/86 against Chattisgarh being his best bowling figures. Following his huge bid, the supporters on Twitter shared their opinions on the massive bidding.

Here is how Twitter reacted

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