Bowling all-rounder Deepak Chahar has become the second-costliest buy in the ongoing Indian T20 League auction. Chahar entered the auction with a base price of INR 2 crores and was slotted in set of pace bowlers. The bidding started between Delhi and Hyderabad as they wanted to acquire his services. The right-arm pacer is a handy batter as we have seen in the recent past in Indian colors.
Both teams kept on bidding as the prices sore to five, eight, ten, and eleven crores. His old team Chennai entered the bidding out of nowhere at 11 crores. At this point, the 2016 winners pulled out of the bidding. Delhi and Chennai kept tussling to acquire the services of the Rajasthan-born player.
At 13 crores, Rajasthan entered into the bidding out of nowhere just like Chennai. Delhi decided to sneak out of the bidding and now the war was between Rajasthan and Chennai. In the end, the four-time winners managed to bag the pacer for 14 crores. With this, he became the second-costliest player in current auction.
The first position is currently held by wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan, who was nabbed by Mumbai for 15.25 crores. Till now, the third-costliest buy is Shreyas Iyer, who was bought by Kolkata for 12.25 crores. The joint fourth-costliest players are Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga, who were bought by Bangalore for 10.75 crores each. Meanwhile, Chahar has played for the team since 2018 till the last season. He was released by the franchise. Fans were happy after the bowling all-rounder was purchased by the team.
Twitteratis react to Deepak Chahar’s signing
CSK fans seeing Deepak Chahar back in the team : pic.twitter.com/mc3QoTZmoN
— Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) February 12, 2022
Yes bro absolutely chahar is great recently south africa he showed is batting talent also but i don't think it is over because every teams are taking the players which they want only they don't care about money
— Chennai Boy (@har31234964) February 12, 2022