Indian cricket team’s off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has made a bold statement claiming that Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Afridi would have earned about 14 to 15 crores had he been a part of the IPL Auction.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most successful T20 league in the world. It is the most entertaining and the most financial strong T20 league where almost every players wants to play in.
The Indian Premier League has also helped in the growth of the Indian cricket team. The majority of the Indian cricket team players are mostly coming through the IPL as it gives them the platform to play against the bests of India and the best of the world.
Not only has IPL benefitted for the Indian team, but nowadays, even youngsters from the other countries are getting an opportunity to showcase their talent in the league, take for example South Africa’s Dewald Brevis who impressed everyone with his performance in the IPL 2022.
While IPL gives a player a great opportunity to showcase their talent, it is also a great platform for the players to earn some money. The world has seen players get over 15 or 16 crore in the IPL player Auction.
Meanwhile, while players from around the world are part of the IPL, the Pakistan players are not part of the league though. Though they were initially a part of the IPL, but, due to the political tensions between both the countries, Pakistan players are not allowed in the IPL.
There has been many statement from Pakistan claiming that Pakistan players could easily get more than 14 crore in IPL auction should they have been a part of the tournament. And now, even the Indian cricket team’s star spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin thinks that Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi could easily get more than 14 crore in the IPL Auction.
In a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, he said, “I have thought a lot about how crazy it would have been if Shaheen Afridi had been there in an IPL auction. A tall left-arm seamer who sets the game with the new ball and also unleashes yorkers at the death. He might have gone for 14-15 crore had he been there at the IPL auction.”