India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana said she is excited to join the RCB camp and wear the red-gold jersey in the inaugural Women’s Premier League after being acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a staggering Rs 3.4 crore.
Mandhana’s purchase of the stylish batter by Royal Challengers Bangalore broke the bank. The stylish batter was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore, breaking Mandhana’s bank, for a staggering Rs 3.40 crore, the highest bid at the auction thus far.
The opener sparked a significant bidding war between two franchises, with RCB and Mumbai Indians forking over substantial sums to acquire the southpaw.
“We have been watching the men’s auction. This kind of auction is such a significant occasion for women. Smriti Mandhana made the remarks in a video that Royal Challengers Bangalore shared on Twitter. “The whole thing is exacting.”
The RCB franchise is exciting. They have a large following. I can’t wait to be a part of RCB. Bengaluru Namaskara I’m very excited to be wearing RCB’s red color.
“We will try to have a great tournament,” Smriti Mandhana said. “All the fans, keep supporting us.”
At her starting price of INR 50 lakh, the opener made an offer.
India’s T20I vice-captain was up for grabs between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, but RCB ultimately retained Mandhana.
The southpaw’s stunning strokes demonstrate her distinctive flair and sense of style. Her ability to play both pace and spin makes her one of the best batters in the world.
The final list of 409 players was compiled from 1,525 players who registered for the inaugural WPL auction. The player auction for the inaugural WPL will take place on February 13 and will take place at two venues in Mumbai from March 4 to March 26.
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