RR going all-out for Harry Brook when 13 crores - Broke on Brook
With a purse of 13.2 crore available, and nine slots remaining, Rajasthan Royals had a lot to do at the IPL Auction. But when they went to 13.1 crore for the 23-year-old Harry Brook, hell brook loose (pun intended). And don’t forget, Brook came in the first set, the very first set of the Auction, and with just that purse available, what Rajasthan did was criminal of its own.
Oh well, Rajasthan could be broke in Brook or broke after Brook? Either way, Sunrisers Hyderabad snatched a gem under the watchful eyes of the Royals. The Royals, who didn’t have enough money, hmmmmm.
When Mumbai Indians broke the bank for Cameron Green
When Akshay Kumar said “Money double in 25 days,” he wasn’t lying, he was merely being a nostra-god-damous. Cameron Green surely did not come out of the syllabus, if anything he came from the same school as the other all-rounders - Sam Curran and Ben Stokes - but the money he got was like the money from a fraud scheme. Just for a duration of two months, the young Australian could walk away with 17.50 crore.
All those who said that he would pull out of the Auction (ya yourself), he has got his hands full with some cash. But will he be a sure-shot starter? Umm, this isn’t about serious stuff, so head away elsewhere.
Delhi Capitals leave their fans HAPPY
Delhi Capitals made two bizarre decisions, which are quite unexplainable. I mean, how can you even explain this? Well, simple. “Band karo main haath jod ke, aapse gujarish karta hun.” It is for meme lovers.
While CSK fans too had that feeling when the franchise picked up Ajinkya Rahane, nothing could beat the Capitals, who gave their fans capital punishment with twin terrors - Pandey and Sharma.
Rashid Khan and Kane Williamson meet againDo you remember the time when Rashid Khan was supposed to be Kane Williamson’s understudy at Sunrisers Hyderabad. Or the rumours that he walked away from the franchise only because of money? We are not here to talk about the rumours but instead here to present a meme. When Williamson walks into the Gujarat Titans’ dressing room, he is most likely to encounter Rashid.
Guess how that interaction would go? Tum kab aaye? Sabse pehle mein hi aaya!! All you Welcome fans, this is for you. RDX is the king-pin Williamson and Dr Ghunghroo is Rashid. If you know, you know.
RR’s love for English players, better love story than Titanic
Rajasthan Royals’ love for English players is probably a better love story than Titanic. But the point is not that, the point is how Rajasthan Royals welcome every English cricketer as their own. Starting with Harry Brook, for whom they went all-guns blazing, when we say that, you just believe. 13.2 crores, nearly. Will Jacks then. Joe Root then. Ben Stokes then and then Sam Curran.
I mean, this is us lookin’ at how Royals went after English cricketers. At one point, it was hard to believe that it was not The Hundred.
From the dead ft Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma
No offense to any of the above cricketers, not that they would be reading this article at this time of the day but HOW ON EARTH DID THEY COME BACK FROM DEAD? Like? Are you freaking kiddin’ me, yo? Our reaction was exactly this, “Dekho yeh Zinda hai,” literally.
It rolled down the years for us.
The Duan Jansen moment
Andaz Apna Apna was probably the most iconic movie made in the 90s. At least, in India. Or at least, according to several people from Cricket.com’s office. But the point isn’t that. Do you remember the climax scene, chuck that, do you remember the whole plot of the story in the second half? Ram Gopal Bajaj and Shyam Gopal Bajaj aka Teja?
You surely do remember. When Duan Jansen’s name was called at the Auction, it was that. It would only be fitting if Duan Jansen went, “Teja main hoon, mark idhar hai.” That!!
When KKR nearly got Shivam Mavi
Kolkata Knight Riders’ reaction definitely would have been this: Arrey, kya karu mai iska? Maar bhi nahi sakta, pyaar jo karta hun hai tujhse. That really sums it up all well, doesn’t it?