Latest Cricket News: Even though the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still a few months away, the excitement is building. This is due to the fact that the franchises have released a list of player retentions around whom their team will revolve in the coming months. Last season’s finalists Kolkata Knight Riders also unveiled their player retention list, and there were no shocks with Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Venkatesh Iyer all being retained.
In addition, the team’s management has backed mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who was instrumental in the team’s run to the IPL 2021 finals. However, KKR CEO Venky Mysore made a big error when introducing the team’s retained players on Twitter, tagging the wrong Venkatesh Iyer.
“We’re off to a great start with these four match winners! @Russell12A @chakaravarthy29 & @venkyiyer58 #SunilNarine We wish we could have kept the complete #TeamKKR @KKRiders #IPLretention squad “Mysore sent out a tweet.
Here’s a link to his tweet:
We start our new journey with these four match winners! #SunilNarine @Russell12A @chakaravarthy29 & @venkyiyer58. Wish we could hv retained the entire #TeamKKR 🤗@KKRiders #IPLretention pic.twitter.com/0xom0hy9fp
— Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore) November 30, 2021
While he used the handle @venkyiyer58, the KKR cricketer’s true Twitter handle is @ivenkyiyer2512, which is also a verified account. However, because of the Mysore error, the erroneous person has gotten several followers. At the time of Mysore’s tweet, @venkyiyer58 had roughly 48 followers; presently, the same profile has over 2500 followers.
In terms of other franchises, Sunrisers Hyderabad was unable to reach a deal with Rashid Khan about his retention, which means the leg-spinner will return to the auction pool. SRH did not retain the services of Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Jason Holder, or Jason Roy. While Kane Williamson has been named captain, the Orange Army has also shown faith in uncapped players Umran Malik and Abdul Samad.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah have been retained by the Mumbai Indians. There are several star players due to going under the hammer, as well as two new teams among the bidders, so it should be an entertaining auction. In December or early 2022, the big auction is expected to take place.
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