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“Aapse better ummed kie the hum,”- Twitter disappointed with the official name of Lucknow franchise

The group ran a contest on social media seeking suggestions for the name of their franchise where according to them they got loads of suggestions from fans all over the country.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 24 January 2022 11:17 pm

The newly inducted Lucknow franchise on Monday revealed their official name ” Lucknow SuperGiants,” via a video message. The team’s owner and chairman of RPSG Group Mr Sanjiv Goenka in his video message unveiled the name of his team and thanked lakhs of fans for participating in the #NaamBanaoNaamKamao contest.

Although, the team’s owner has informed the name of the franchise has been decided based on the crowd-sourced campaign it seems as if the franchise has drawn inspiration from a previous franchise in IPL, Rising Pune Supergiant. Earlier, the group owned the Pune franchise for IPL 2016 and 2017- when two new franchises temporarily replaced the suspended CSK and Rajasthan Royals. Both the franchises owned by the group seem to be have common suffix in the name ‘supergiants’ , while the name of the city is the only difference in the franchise name.

The group ran a contest on social media seeking suggestions for the name of their franchise where according to them they got loads of suggestions from fans all over the country. As the official name was revealed from the official Twitter handle of the Lucknow franchise, a lot of Twitter users noticed the resemblance in name from the previous franchise and immediately social media was buzzing with a lot of sarcastic reactions from users.

Check out the best reactions here:

 

 

https://twitter.com/MayankP44023549/status/1485610022239281152

https://twitter.com/Sportscasmm/status/1485611961685397504

Sanjiv Goenka, the owner of Lucknow SuperGiants, announced last week that KL Rahul would be the captain of the new franchise. The franchise bought Rahul for INR 17 crore (USD 2.28 million approx.), the joint-highest fee paid to a player in IPL. The group has also acquired Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi, the uncapped Indian leg spinner. While Stonis will be paid INR 9.2 crore (USD 1.24 million approx.), a sum of 10 crores will be deducted from the franchise’s overall auction purse as per the IPL rules.

Bishnoi meanwhile will be paid INR 4 crore (USD 0.54 million approx.), which was the baseline price set by the IPL for uncapped Indian players. The franchise will consequently have a purse of INR 59 crore at the two-day auction, which is scheduled in Bengaluru between February 12 and 13.

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