Mallya’s greed to Pawan Negi’s retirement plan: Best #IPLAuction tweets

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 06, 2016 22:31 IST
Pawan Negi with his parents after he was bought by Delhi Dare Devil Team for IPL season 2016 for 8.5 crores. (Mohd Zakir/HT)

#IPLAuction dominated social media all of Saturday as 351 cricketers went under the hammer to finalise this year’s teams for the Indian Premier League. Paddles were raised promising exorbitantly high prices for some obscure players, while a number of bigshots went unsold. Reactions ranging from succinct analysis to confusion and mock outrage marked most tweets as players were allotted to teams through the course of the day.

The composition of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was the subject of much discussion because of the calibre of players they were acquiring, but more so because the presence of boss Vijay Mallya at the auction.

Comments on how RCB was splurging so early in the day also made its way into the Twitter universe.

The Delhi Daredevils team’s corner at the auction was the quieter one as they entered the bidding process only after the first few rounds. Conspicuous in their absence at the start, the Delhi team failed to escape the all-seeing eye of Twitterati.

Some players garnered more interest than others, especially Pawan Negi and Martin Guptill - one because of the remarkably high fee he was sold for and the other for going unsold despite being in form.

The effectiveness or the futility of all these buys will be put to test from April 9 when the 9th season of IPL begins.

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