IPL 2021 Auction: Cheteshwar Pujara Roped In By CSK For 50 Lakhs; Seals His Comeback After 6 Years
Cheteshwar Pujara was bought by CSK in the recent IPL auction. Read to know more about the player.
The IPL 2021 auctions are currently taking place and a lot of players have already been chosen by the varied IPL teams. On February 19, the hero of the Indian test series in Australia, Cheteshwar Pujara decided to make a comeback to IPL. Read further to know which team bought Pujara and at what price.
Cheteshwar Pujara returns to IPL for the first time in 6 years
Cheteshwar Pujara is one of the most respectable players in the Indian cricket team. He has not played for IPL after representing Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2014, Pujara played his last match and has played in over 30 IPL matches. He had managed to score 390 runs at a strike rate of close to 100. Pujara will now join former India teammates MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina in the CSK team. The team has been very picky in choosing the teammates in the Thursday auction.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 18, 2021
Pujara was the third player they bought at just the base price of Rs 50,000 lakhs after they bought Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham at Rs 7 crore and Rs 9.25 crore respectively. All the owners at the IPL auctions and other members stood up to give him applause for his performance in the latest test match. However, even though Pujara has made it big with his performance at the test matches, the senior batsman hasn’t yet made it big in the shorter formats of the game. Experts have assumed that the cricketer will not be getting many matches to play. However, he will be mentoring the junior players and motivating them throughout the tournament.
On the other hand, Kyle Jamieson had been the highlight of the auction. He was sold out for Rs 15 crore to RCB and is the 4th most expensive player of this season. The player hasn’t played many matches but has had a good impression at test matches. There was a huge bidding war between Kings XI Punjab and RCB for the player.
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