‘That’s a scary team’: Twitter goes berserk as Mumbai signs destructive Tim David for 8 crores

 ‘That’s a scary team’: Twitter goes berserk as Mumbai signs destructive Tim David for 8 crores

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Singapore-born Australia batter Tim David has been sold to Mumbai in the ongoing Indian T20 League mega auction. At the base price of 40 lakhs, Delhi was the first team to bid for David, later joined by Kolkata and Punjab. After a while, the 2020 finalists pulled out and were replaced by Lucknow. Lucknow’s head coach Andy Flower has also worked with the right-hander in the Caribbean Premier League, which might have tempted Flower to jumped into the auction on the behalf of the franchise.

At this point, the bid cost 2.6 crores with Kolkata leading the bidding. Lucknow and Punjab left the bidding at this point and Rajasthan chipped in. Kolkata kept bidding alongside Rajasthan and took the price to 4.4 crores. Rajasthan decided to pull out and Mumbai replaced them.

Both teams kept bidding aggressively and Bangalore, for who signed David last year as well, decided to chip in. The three-way ended when Mumbai shelled out 8.25 crores for the hard-hitter. Interestingly, Mumbai and Kolkata had 11.6 crores and 10.9 crores left in the purse yet they went all out for David .

Meanwhile, The 25-year-old played for Lahore Qalandars last year and was picked by Multan Sultans in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League. This year, he has been sixth highest run-getter with 221 runs in seven games, averaging 55.25 and striking at 206.54. He has also played in the Big Bash League for teams such as Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. Fans are happy with the buy.

Twitterati react to Tim David sold to Mumbai








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