The first day of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction is underway and the ten players in the Marquee set have found their next franchise for the next three years. While Shreyas Iyer attracted the highest bid in the Marquee set, it was R Ashwin’s bidding that has sent Twitter into a frenzy. The India start off-spinner has been roped in by Rajasthan Royals for 5 crores.
It may seem like a normal purchase, but it was not, according to the Twitter users. As Ashwin has some history with one of the retained players of Rajasthan Royals, Twitter users came up with hilarious memes to describe the new partnership that will take place. Ashwin had dismissed Jos Buttler by Mankading the batter and thinking about this union has sent Twitter into a frenzy.
The first reaction came from Virender Sehwag who looks eager to see the two cricketers plan a Mankading dismissal while they play for the Royals together.
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Haha Ashwin to Rajasthan. Will love him plotting a Mankad with Buttler.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 12, 2022
— ? Prince? (@TheLolnayak) February 12, 2022
— Parminder (@parmindr0001) February 12, 2022
The Ashwin vs Buttler vs Mankading feud will take intresting turns now. Never in their dreams they would have thought of playing together. #WitandInsights#ashwin #josbuttler #ipl #indianpremierleague #iplauction #iplauction2022 #rajasthanroyals #ecb #bcci #mankading pic.twitter.com/ERRNKBUW2Z
— Wit and Insights (@WitandInsights) February 12, 2022
— Debajit Deb (@DebajitDeb4) February 12, 2022