On the opening day of the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru on Saturday, February 12, 2022, India and Mumbai Indians (MI) bowler Jasprit Bumrah left spectators in confusion with a Twitter post.
Bumrah rushed to Twitter to share a post that consisted entirely of emojis. The Mumbai Indians have been retained Bumrah as part of their player retention policies prior to the blockbuster auction. The prominent Indian pacer was signed for INR 12 crore.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) February 12, 2022
Furthermore, India batsman Ishan Kishan has been purchased by the Mumbai Indians on Day 1 of the auction with a whopping price of 15.25 crore. Kishan became the most valuable purchase in the current IPL auction after being acquired by the five-time champs. Ishan Kishan, who made his IPL debut with the Gujarat Lions in 2016, was acquired by the Mumbai Indians before the 2018 edition.
He was instrumental in Mumbai’s back-to-back championship triumphs in 2019 & 2020. He was indeed the team’s leading scorer in the IPL 2020, with 516 runs from 14 games. Kishan surpassed Shreyas Iyer as the most costly buy in the IPL 2022 sale here so far.
Shreyas was previously purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping price 12.25 crore. Ishan Kishan was indeed MI’s first purchase of the current event. He also became the 2nd-most costly Indian cricketer in IPL era, and the 4th-most expensive in total.
Ishan produced 1,133 runs in 45 games for MI throughout 4 seasons. MI had 4 players under retention prior to the auction. They kept Rohit Sharma for 16 crore, Jasprit Bumrah INR 12 crore, prolific batsman Suryakumar Yadav for 8 crore, and legendary all-rounder Kieron Pollard for 6 crore.
— Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration (@BobVanceVanceR3) February 12, 2022
Even Bumrah is laughing at Lockie getting signed for a mere 10cr price https://t.co/zCx5RaInsk
— Sritama Panda (Ross Taylor’s Version) (@cricketpun_duh) February 12, 2022
— Varun Kaushik (@varunkaushik18) February 12, 2022
— Yash (@Yashrajput027) February 12, 2022
Should have gone for the mega auction. Looking at Deepak and Prasidh. He would’ve gone for 20 crore 😂 https://t.co/2n4y6ftXle
— ayaan. (@AyanMusk) February 12, 2022