With a base price of Rs 40 lakh, the uncapped Mavi garnered attention from three franchises and the youngster was excited to get a good deal from his ‘favourite franchise after KKR’.
Shivam Mavi and some of his Uttar Pradesh teammates are enjoying their holiday in Dimapur on Friday afternoon when they decide to turn on the TVs to watch the Indian Premier League (IPL) mini auction. I was there.
And by the time they can settle down, Mavi’s bidding war is already raging between the Rajasthan Royals and the Gujarat Titans, the latter finally landing the 24-year-old fast bowler for Rs 60 crore. I was allowed to.
With a base price of Rs 40,000, Mavi caught the attention of his three franchises and watching the negotiations on TV, Mavi was thrilled to get a sizable deal from his ‘favorite franchise after KKR’ .
“I heard that the Gujarat Titans, with Hardik Pandya as captain and Ashish Nehra as coach, are very well managed and very cooperative. That is why I wanted to play in Gujarat.” he added.
Mavi made his IPL debut in 2018 as one of the brightest young talents of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is thanks to her successful campaign with her Cup-winning India U-19 team, captained by her Prithvi Shaw.
He threw the ball at 90 mph and was able to swing a new ball. However, injuries and form problems plagued his career, although the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) supported him all along. In his 32 matches he played for the Knight Riders, Mavi took 30 wickets at his economy rate of 8.71. And his personal best in the tournament was his 4-21 against the Rajasthan Royals in 2021. KKR still believes in him, spending Rs 72.5 billion in a mega auction in February this year. However, in the final version of the tournament, he took 5 wickets in his 6 games and his save percentage was 10.31, forcing the franchise to keep him for more.
“Having played a lot of matches so far, I am used to the pressure. Deaf, but still have to run. My only goal is to demonstrate my strengths and contribute to the team’s success,” Mabi said.
Over the years, Mavi has spearheaded the Pradesh tempo in Uttar in national competitions and has worked on variations of it. “My goal is to continue playing for the Gujarat Titans and eventually fulfill my dream of playing for my country.
As defending his champion, Gujarat his Titans already have a plan and Mavi wants to match it. “I will do my best to carry out the plan,” he said. Past injuries have plagued his career, and Mavi believes these difficult times have taught him lessons. You have to stay calm and try to come back stronger.It’s important to ignore the past, stay positive and don’t let the negative creep in,” he said.
Lunge this time with his trophy, Mavi wants to keep the momentum going as he has taken 13 wickets in two games and gears up for a fresh start.