Harbhajan Singh sad, Raina unsold

IPL Auction 2022 LIVE: Suresh Raina goes UNSOLD – Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is upset that Suresh Raina found no takers on the first day of the Indian Premier League mega auction (IPL). Raina, who has set a base price of 2 crores and has proven himself in IPL, has not attracted any offers even from his former franchise Chennai Super Kings. Follow InsideSport.IN for live updates from the IPL 2022 auction and check out the full CSK squad.

“It is a very strange thing for me to see someone like Umesh Yadav, who has been playing cricket for so many years and is a regular member of the Indian cricket team. Unfortunately, no one has chosen his name at the auction”, said Harbhajan Singh.

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: Harbhajan Singh ‘very sad and upset’ with day one of IPL Auction, says ‘Suresh Raina didn’t deserve to stay UNSOLD’

The cricketer-turned-pundit reflected on the first day of the mega auction and said to himself, “it was a sad sight from the IPL”. Suresh Raina has been an integral part of CSK for 12 years. Except for the two seasons he played for Gujarat Lions, the southpaw has won several matches for his CSK. He scored 5528 points in 205 IPL matches. The veteran campaigner, however, had a dismal IPL season in 2021 and that could be one of the reasons why he didn’t make the cut.

IPL Auction 2022 LIVE: Speaking to India today, Harbhajan opined that Raina will not be sold on the second day of the mega auction either. He further believed that Umesh Yadav could find takers. The Indian pacer also remained unsold on auction day.

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: Harbhajan Singh ‘very sad and upset’ with day one of IPL Auction, says ‘Suresh Raina didn’t deserve to stay UNSOLD’

“For me, it was a sad moment of the auction. But I feel he will have a chance tomorrow. A team will go for him. But not too sure about Raina as he barely plays cricket,” Suresh Raina said.

IPL Auction 2022 LIVE: The former Indian off-spinner further said that even if CSK picks Raina in the fast-track auction, it won’t make any difference as it didn’t find any takers the first time around.

“Of course he has been a very regular member of Chennai Super Kings and known as Mr. IPL. It’s so sad to see Umesh and Raina not getting an offer. Maybe CSK could buy him tomorrow, but that won’t be the same as wanting to be picked in the first round himself. It was a sad IPL sight. This is how you think about time,” he added.

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: Harbhajan Singh ‘very sad and upset’ with day one of IPL Auction, says ‘Suresh Raina didn’t deserve to stay UNSOLD’

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: Harbhajan Singh ‘very sad and upset’ with day one of IPL Auction, says ‘Suresh Raina didn’t deserve to stay UNSOLD

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: List of players bought by CSK on day 1 of the auction

IPL Auctions: CSK Team
IPL Auctions: CSK Team

Remaining purse CSK: 20.65 Cr

IPL 2022 Auction LIVE: Harbhajan Singh ‘very sad and upset’ with day one of IPL Auction, says ‘Suresh Raina didn’t deserve to stay UNSOLD’

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