Mumbai all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar was sold to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 Auction. Arjun was also part of the Mumbai franchise in IPL 2021. Yet again, Mumbai chose to pick the all-rounder as one of their last bids of the 2022 auction. Tendulkar has been associated with the franchise for quite a long time now. However, it was only in the previous season when he was officially a part of the IPL as a player.
Arjun sold to MI in IPL 2022 Auction
In IPL 2022 auction, Arjun Tendulkar got a pay rise after he was sold to Mumbai Indians for 30 lakhs. Earlier in IPL 2021 auction, the 22-year old was bought by his home-based franchise at his base price of INR 20 lakhs. While Mumbai yet again placed the opening bid for Arjun, Gujarat Titans too entered the bidding war for the all-rounder. Eventually, Tendulkar was sold to Mumbai for a winning bid of INR 30 lakhs.
All-rounder ecstatic to be part of the franchise
After being picked up by the most successful IPL franchise, Tendulkar expressed his excitement to join the squad for 2022. He thanked the team management, and the owners for showing trust in his abilities for the upcoming IPL season in 2022. The all-rounder aims at giving his best for the franchise whenever an opportunity arises for him on the field.
Arjun was seem warming the benches for MI in IPL 2021 and didn't find place in the playing XI. Unfortunately, he couldn't continue for the entire season after being ruled out due to an injury midway through the campaign. It will be interesting to see if the son of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gets a nod to make his IPL debut in the forthcoming season.
Relentless bowler and an Exciting talent. 🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 14, 2022
Ahead of IPL 2022, Mumbai have built a young squad and might look to groom a few youngsters for the future. There's a huge possibility that Arjun might get an opportunity to play if MI aim at experimenting with some of their picks in IPL 2022.
Netizens see the funny side of Gujarat's bid for Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians were expected to bid for Arjun in the auction. However, Gujarat Titans played a cheeky move by bidding for the all-rounder. Ashish Nehra, who was an active member at the Gujarat auction table, convinced his team to raise the paddle for the bid. After Aakash Ambani, owner of MI raised the bid to 30 lakhs, Gujarat soon backed out as smiles galore on their table.
A host of social media platforms were soon flooded with hilarious responses. Twitterati was not far behind its meme game involving Ashish Nehra's move to bid for Arjun. Here are some of the most cheeky tweets after Arjun Tendulkar was bought at the IPL auction:
Nehraji be like 5 lakh idhar aa jane chahiye Arjun 😂
— Cosmo (@dark_Nebula1) February 13, 2022
In Arjun Tendulkar's bid pic.twitter.com/yq3cznaQyD
— Ankur (@AnkurTwts) February 13, 2022
Hahahaha 10 lac hike thanks to GT
— Akhil Babu K (@akhilbabu_k) February 13, 2022