Indian Premier League veterans Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh discovered themselves at totally different ends of the spectrum on the IPL 2021 auctions on Thursday.
Chawla, who set a base worth of Rs 50 lakh, discovered a hefty Rs 2.four crore contract with the Mumbai Indians, making it his fourth aspect within the league after having represented Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Tremendous Kings final season beforehand.
In a disappointing public sale for Harbhajan, the India and IPL legend discovered no bids after he was positioned within the high Rs 2 crore bracket for the public sale.
Harbhajan, was an integral a part of the Mumbai Indians for 10 seasons, the place he gained three titles earlier than Chennai Tremendous Kings in its comeback season from a two-year ban in 2018, roped within the veteran offspinner. Harbhajan, who has 150 IPL wickets to his tally, continued to play a key position for the CSK outfit in 2018 and 2019, nevertheless, opted out of the 2020 Indian Premier League within the UAE attributable to private causes.
32-year-old Chawla, alternatively, featured for Chennai Tremendous Kings in a lacklustre 2020 season the place he picked up six wickets from seven video games.
Mumbai Indians has bolstered its spin division with the addition of Chawla, the third-highest wicket taker in IPL historical past with 156 wickets in 164 matches to his tally.