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“Franchises wouldn’t have had the money to buy him if the IND vs. SL series happened before the IPL auction”: Shanaka and Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, a former cricketer for India, thought about Shanaka’s chances in the IPL auction if it took place today. Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka in T20Is, is currently performing admirably. In the second Twenty20 International against the hosts.

India, he was named Player of the Match after scoring a storming 56 runs in 22 balls and taking two wickets. His performance on all fronts helped the visitors tie the series before Saturday’s third and final T20I.

Surprisingly, Shanaka’s base price of 50 lacks was not sold at the IPL 2023 auction in December, when all-rounders were in high demand and players like Sam Curran, Cameron Green, and Ben Stokes broke the bank with high bids.

He is currently the highest run-getter in the T20I series against India, despite the fact that there were no buyers for him for the T20 extravaganza. The 31-year-old has scored 101 runs in two games, hitting an incredible 206.12 percent.

He has two wickets, placing him fourth among the series’ highest wicket-takers. Gautam Gambhir, a former cricketer for India, thought about Shanaka’s chances in the IPL auction if it took place today.

He said that the Sri Lankan all-rounder would have sold for a lot of money if the ongoing IND-SL series happened during the auctions in an interview on Star Sports.

Given his battiness, “he would be that expensive.” I won’t be able to afford it. That is the entire purpose of the auction. Imagine if this series had taken place right before the auction.

Gambhir stated that “some franchises probably would not have had the funds to purchase him.”
In the meantime.

Sri Lanka, led by Shanaka, will play India in the decider game on Saturday in an effort to win the series. The visitors will play a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series beginning on Tuesday, January 10, following the conclusion of the T20Is.

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