Former head coach of the India National Cricket Team, Ravi Shastri, made a big statement about himself, claiming he would have made millions at auction if the Indian Premier League (IPL) had been introduced in the 1980s.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) was established in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the first edition of the tournament was played in 2008. Since then, the marquee has been held every year and with the addition of two new teams in the 15th edition of the tournament in 2022, the IPL became a 10-team tournament.
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Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri was one of India’s most valuable all-rounders in the 1980s. He played 80 Tests for India, scoring 3,830 runs, including 12 fifties and 11 centuries. The 60-year-old played 150 ODIs for India, scoring 3108 runs, including 4 centuries and 18 half-centuries. He also took 151 Test wickets and 129 ODI wickets with the ball.
I would have captained one side – Ravi Shastri
During his on-air conversation with his ex-teammate Kris Srikkanth about Fan Code during the first T20I match of the T20I series of five matches between India and the West Indies, Shastri said he would join an Indian Premier League (IPL) side. have led. and would also make millions at the auction.
Former cricketer Kris Srikkanth burst out laughing after hearing Shastri’s big statement and gave him a savage reply stating Kapil Dev and Viv Richards.
“I mean IPL, if it had been in our time you would have been captain of one side, I would have been captain of one side. No question about that. And at least a few million at the auction, that’s the most important thing,” said Shastri.
“Imagine Kapil Dev and Viv Richards, Ravi. What would happen to them?” Srikkanth responded.
“That would have been nice,” Shastri replied.
Earlier, Shastri was asked how much he would have paid for an IPL auction. The former India head coach replied by saying he would have been sold for INR 15 crore.
“Comfortable in the 15 crore bracket. Comfortable! And captain of the side. No question. It’s a good idea,” Shastri said during a conversation with The Bharat Express News in March 2022.
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