Tiger all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan remained unsold in the two-day IPL mega auction. His teammates can’t accept his neglect. The ruble-beaches have caused an uproar through social media.
Shakib Al Hasan in great form in the current BPL. He has scored 26 runs in 9 fifties with the bat in 9 matches. 15 wickets in hand. He has set a record by being selected as the best in five consecutive matches in an impressive performance. But he did not come to the notice of any IPL franchise. His teammates are upset.
Tiger pacer Rubel Hossain is the most angry because Shakib did not get the team. Rubel wrote on his Facebook page, ‘Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladesh cricket band. It may be a small country, but Shakib Al Hasan is the biggest star of this country, a name of pride and love.
Rubel then made an explosive remark, challenging the organizers, “Let’s make a Shakib Al Hasan if we can!”
Another teammate of the national team and Tiger all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain Saikat joined in the outcry. He wrote on social media Facebook, ‘Qualified people will always be in the right place. The name Shakib Al Hasan did not come in one or two years, the name Shakib is associated with a lot of passion and love of cricket in this country. But Shakib comes only once in a lifetime. ‘
Meanwhile, captain Eoin Morgan, who took Kolkata to the final, did not get a team like Shakib. However, he was not auctioned in the second round. No one was interested in Steve Smith from Australia. Besides, Suresh Raina, who was once called the brand ambassador of IPL, also remained a Brahmin this time. The Indian star batsman was not included in the team.
Meanwhile, batsman David Miller did not get the team on the first day. However, on the second day, i.e. Sunday (February 13), the new team Gujarat Titans Proteas have added a batter to the team for Rs 3 crore.
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade also got the team on the second day. Miller’s team Gujarat Titans bought him for Rs 24 million. Another African bowler Lungi Engidi has been picked by Delhi Capitals in the second round. His price has gone up to Rs 50 lakh.
On the other hand, BPL Matano Benny Howell did not get a team in the first round but got a team in the second round. Punjab Kings bought him for Rs 4 million. Besides, Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked Fazal Haque Farooqi, who played for Dhaka in the BPL, for Rs 50 lakh in the second round.