A Pakistani journalist has been mocked on the internet for making a weird allegation about bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. According to the Pakistani journalist, Afridi would have made INR 200 crore at the IPL big auction in 2022.
Despite the fact that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza, a number of cricketers and intellectuals have lauded the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for maintaining excellent standards of play. A Pakistani journalist made a daring assertion regarding bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi at a time when the IPL 2022 big auction was causing a stir on social media.
The Pakistani journalist stated on Twitter on the second day of the IPL 2022 super auction that pacer Shahid Afridi would have earned Rs 200 crore if he had played in the world’s wealthiest T20 league. “If Shaheen Shah Afridi were to participate in the #IPLAuction. He would have demanded Rs. 200 crores “In his tweet, the Pakistani journalist expressed his opinion. In the ICC T20 World Cup, pacer Shahid Afridi led Babar Azam’s Pakistan to a historic victory over Virat Kohli’s India.
The journalist’s tweet about Shahid Afridi and the recent IPL mega auction has gotten a lot of attention on social media. Taking cognisance of the viral tweet, fans of IPL and PSL have shared noteworthy reactions on the microblogging site. For the uninitiated, Pakistani players were banned from the IPL in 2009 after the terrorist events in Mumbai. Only 11 Pakistani players have been in the lucrative league since its inception in 2008.
Opening batsman Ishan Kishan, pacer Deepak Chahar, and premier batter Shreyas Iyer were among the top earners at the just concluded IPL super auction. Iyer, the former captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC), was the first player to sell for more than INR 10 crore at the mega auction. Iyer was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping INR 12.25 crore.