Many franchisees would be targeting Shreyas Iyer in the forthcoming auction after the Delhi Capitals released him. Earlier this season, KKR expressed interest in signing Shreyas Iyer for the following season. Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra hinted that Royal Challengers Bangalore has set aside Rs 20 crores for Shreyas Iyer in the blockbuster auction. His statement got a lot of attention on the internet. After the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League, Virat Kohli stood down as captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. As a result, the RCB team is on the hunt for potential captaincy candidates. Therefore, RCB will bid for Shreyas Iyer upto 20 crore says Aakash Chopra.
Shreyas Iyer is undoubtedly one of the most talented Indian Cricket players. He was previously in Delhi Capitals. He was also the captain of the franchise. Iyer was out of the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 due to injury. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was the acting captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC). Iyer was also not awarded the captaincy when he rejoined to the team in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, as the Delhi Capitals preferred Rishabh Pant to continue as captain. Pant accomplished an excellent job in guiding Delhi Capitals to the top of the points table following the tournament’s group round. Reports say that Iyer wanted tp be the captain, but DC could not do that. Hence, they did not retain him.
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Virat Kohli, the former captain of RCB recently gave up his captaincy. Now, RCB will be looking for the best fit, for the role of the captain. They have their eyes on a number of players. The list of players in the mega-auction is out and Iyer is one of the top-bidding players. Aakash Chopra spoke about this in his YouTube channel. While talking about it, he mentions about how RCB has kept 20 crore just for Shreyas Iyer.
“Someone told to me that RCB has kept 20cr for Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2022 Mega Auction”.Former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel