Even with the women’s players playing in the T20 World Cup in South Africa, they had their minds occupied by the WPL auction, that took place on Monday in Mumbai.
In the WPL auction, a total of 87 players were sold – 57 Indians and 30 overseas, of which only one was from an associate nation.
On expected lines, India opener and vice-captain, Smriti Mandhana, became both the first player to go under the hammer and the most expensive buy, with Royal Challengers Bangalore picking her for a whopping INR 3.4 crores. England’s Nat Sciver (Mumbai Indians) and Australia’s Ash Gardner (Gujarat Giants) were the most expensive overseas players, bought for INR 3.2 crore each.
Being the reigning ODI and T20 World champions, Australian players were in the highest demand among overseas players in the WPL auction: 14 of the 30 available slots for overseas players were filled by Australian, followed by 7 by England players. INR 14.25 crore was spent on Australians in the WPL auction, nearly one-fourth of the total purse of five teams.
Anupam Mittal post a hilarious Valentine’s day tweet for IPL and WPL fans
Founder of renowned companies Shaadi.com, People Group, Anupam Mittal shared a hilarious Valentine day’s tweet connecting the IPL and WPL.
“Ab toh #IPL ko bhi barabar ka Valentine mil gaya. Aap ka kya hoga?,” Anupam Mittal tweeted, adding, “Happy Valentine’s day everyone, especially #WIPL”
Here, check out Anupam Mittal’s tweet that has gone viral: