The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is now less than 24 hours away. The nerves (for franchises and players) and excitement (for fans) are already at their peak. Amid all this buzz going around, Rajasthan Royals’ social media admin is making sure to keep the fans entertained. While they shared honest auction requests from fans a few days ago, they have now shared a picture of their Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara’s auction whiteboard. “Swipe ⬅️ to see what’s on Sanga’s #auction whiteboard,” wrote RR in the caption of the post.
In the latest Instagram post, RR have shared a couple of pictures. In the first picture, Sangakkara is seen writing something on a whiteboard while other members of the think tank stand around him. The next picture shows a glimpse of Sangakkara’s whiteboard. However, it’s actually something else. Not to everyone’s surprise, it was a prank as the second picture showed the famous painting of ‘Majnu Bhai’ from ‘Welcome’ movie.
Have a look at it here:
Although the RR admins are trying their best to keep things light, the clouds of tensity hovering all over cannot be avoided. Not just RR, all the ten franchises are feeling the heat of the mega auction of the biggest T20 League around the globe. With only a few hours left for the big event, the team management of all ten franchises will be working hard on finalizing the auction strategy.
590 players to go under the hammer
Talking about the size of the auction, a total of 590 players are set to go under the hammer on 12 and 13 February. The 590 players are divided into 62 sets. The auction will kick off with the bidding for players in the Marquee set which contains ten international stars. Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, David Warner, and Mohammad Shami have chosen to place themselves in the Marquee set. All the ten players have a base price of 2 crores.
Apart from them, 38 more players have a base price of 2 crores. Meanwhile, there are 20 players in the auction list with a reserve price of INR 1.5 crore while 34 players are in the list of cricketers with a reserve price of INR 1 crore.