Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, has reacted to reports that Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan will join the Ahmedabad franchise over Lucknow. Ahead of the IPL 2022 major auctions, reports have arisen that Ahmedabad are poised to hire flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya as their captain, with wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan and Rashid Khan as their other selection picks. The BCCI has given the two new franchises till January 22 to complete the signing of three players. The deadline was set once the formal approval process for CVC Capital’s ownership of the Ahmedabad franchise was completed.
Chairman of the Indian Premier League The IPL mega auction will be conducted in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, according to IPL chairman Brijesh Patel.
Previously, it was thought that Rashid would join the Lucknow franchise, but now the focus has changed to Ahmedabad. Chopra addressed the latest rumours, claiming that Rashid’s decision to join Ahmedabad over Lucknow will be a theft.
“It has been announced that Hardik Pandya will take over as captain of the Ahmedabad franchise. Ishan Kishan and Rashid Khan are also mentioned. That implies Rashid Khan will not be travelling to Lucknow, which, in my opinion, is a bit of a heist. It was expected that Rahul and Rashid Khan would be present, but he is not “In a video on his YouTube page, Chopra remarked.
CVC Capital, which won the auction for the Ahmedabad franchise last year, sparked controversy. It was discovered that the investment firm’s European unit has ties to betting companies. However, it was later revealed that the corporation made the investment through one of its Asian funds, which has no ties to betting companies.
“The franchise in Ahmedabad has been confirmed, and they have already received the letter of intent.” It has also been confirmed that the auction will take place on the 12th and 13th of February. Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, will be selected in the draught and will be the captain. That’s incredible; this is fantastic “In the video, Chopra goes on to say more.