I Am Shocked And Disappointed said Sandeep Sharma. The 10 franchises didn’t bid on veteran Indian pacer Sandeep Sharma, whose base price was INR 50 lakh. I Am Shocked And Disappointed Said Sandeep Sharma after not being sold in IPL Auction 2023.
While emerging youngsters often make headlines when they get big-money contracts in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for IPL 2023, some veteran cricketers failed to attract a single bid. At Friday’s auction in Kochi, no franchise expressed interest in Indian speedster Sandeep Sharma.
With 104 matches played and 114 wickets taken, he is one of the most decorated bowlers in IPL history. After getting 14 wickets in the 2020 IPL, he was not that good with his ball in the last two IPLs, which was the main reason why he wasn’t picked.
What He Said While Talking to Cricket.com:
“I don’t know why I went unsold. I’ve done well whichever team I had played for and genuinely thought some team would bid for me. To be honest, I was not expecting this. Don’t even know where it has gone wrong. In domestic cricket, I have been performing well. In the Ranji Trophy last round, I took seven wickets. I did so well in Syed Mushtaq Ali.”
He further Added:
“I have always strived to be consistent in my bowling. And that’s the only thing in my hands. I can’t control selection or non-selection. If a chance comes, then good, or else, I have to keep doing good work,”
Additionally, Chris Jordan from England, considered a T20 specialist, still needs to receive an IPL bid. The other big name, Dawid Malan, went unsold in the IPL auction. At the same time, Sam Curran from England was the most expensive player in this auction or even in IPL history.