IPL 2024 Auction: The World Cup fever is finally over and ironically, the focus has now shifted to the upcoming 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League, with all the teams releasing the list of their retained players ahead of the auctions.
Recently, there was news that the BCCI management may organize the auction for IPL 2024 soon. This year’s IPL auction could be particularly special because players who have performed exceptionally well in the World Cup 2023 might attract significant bids. It is said that in this IPL auction, there could be intense bidding for players like Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Starc, and Travis Head, who showcased outstanding performances in the World Cup 2023.
However, along with this, it has also been reported that the highlight of the IPL auction might not be a foreign player but an Indian player. This time, significant bids could be placed on this Indian player by the teams.
Meet The Indian Cricketer Who Will Get The Highest Bid In IPL 2024 Auction
Star Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) squad has been released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.
The all-rounder was secured for a substantial amount of Rs. 10.75 crore in the IPL 2022 auction by Delhi Capitals (DC). However, after an unproductive season with DC, he was traded to KKR before the IPL 2023 auction. Shardul Thakur has participated in eight seasons of the IPL and has been a member of five teams, namely Punjab Kings (2015), Rising Pune Super Giant (2016), Chennai Super Kings (2018 to 2021), DC (2022), and KKR (2023).
Given his knack for taking wickets and the capability to wield the bat effectively in the lower order, Thakur might attract a substantial bid in the upcoming IPL 2024 auction.
Shardul Thakur has secured crucial victories for the team on multiple occasions with his all-round performances. It is being said that this time, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings could place significant bids for Shardul.