As they say ‘naam hee kaafi hai’ (the name itself will suffice), the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) auction on Thursday, December 19, is likely to see an intense bidding battle for Virat.
His form, class and consistency make Virat one of the key batsmen the franchisees will be gunning for at the IPL Auction in Kolkata. That can lead to an intense battle in the auction hall. His white ball credentials will only strengthen his claim for a lucrative IPL deal.
Virat ability to ball right-arm off-break will come as a bonus for his team. His standout performances with a 57.17 average in ten Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches are a testimony to his form and consistency.
Virat has amassed 343 runs at an average of 57.17 in 10 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches. The 22-year-old has been impressive in the limited overs Deodhar Trophy competition and has scored 335 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at more than run-a-ball.
He has been among the leading run getters for Jharkhand during the season.
The namesake of Team India captain, coming from the State of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is waiting in the wings for big opportunities. Who knows the journey to stardom and big headlines may well start from the IPL 2002 Auction hall.
The Jharkhand boy is in the Auction Pool for a base price of ₹ 20 lakh as an uncapped Indian player.