With the official auction for IPL 2020 just a month away, which are slated to be held in Kolkata on December 19, all the franchises are looking forward to roping the best one in their squads.
Ahead of the big day, all the franchises have traded players and there have been many big names that are left without a team including the likes of Martin Guptill, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa and Tim Southee.
Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR), recently released Australian cricketer Chris Lynn. The star cricketer has finally expressed his thoughts on the same. Last season, Chris Lynn scored 405 runs for KKR at a strike-rate of 139.65 in 13 matches.
Despite the franchise releasing him, the cricketer has no hard feelings towards them. Talking about his exit from the team, he said:
“I have got a really good relationship with the KKR owners, support staff, head coach. There are no hard feeling there at all. More important is keeping those relationships nice and strong.There are players twice as good as me that have been released from franchises so KKR want to win the tournament and that’s the priority for (head coach) Brendon McCullum.”
The cricketer has been keeping positive for the upcoming auctions. He said:
“The auctions coming up, so if I happen to score a few more runs and be fresh in the mind of some coaches, that’s a positive.”
Recently, Chris Lynn smashed 91 runs in 30 balls, hitting 9 fours and 7 sixes which is the higher ever score in T10 history. Talking about the knock, he said:
“When you get closer to a hundred, you want to get there. But at the end of the day, the guy at the other end was hitting boundaries as well.”
“So to get to 139 on that wicket was a really good job. Would have been nice to get first hundred of T10 but there are plenty of games left so will hopefully get another opportunity to do that. I got a slow start so happy.”