The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is underway in Bengaluru, and Shreyas Iyer is the most expensive player in the marquee set. The former Delhi Capitals captain has now joined the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Royal Challengers Bangalore fans would be disappointed because most fans of the RCB universe wanted him as their next captain.
Shreyas Iyer was rumored to join RCB. He led the Delhi Capitals to the IPL 2019 Playoffs and IPL 2020 Final. Virat Kohli has stepped down as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. So the team needs a new captain. Iyer was the best candidate available in the marquee set.
Former Indian cricket team opener Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel that someone told him about the RCB team management saving INR 20 crore to sign Shreyas Iyer. The Kolkata Knight Riders ran away with Shreyas’ services for INR 12.25 crore.
While the Royal Challengers Bangalore could not sign Shreyas, they have roped in Faf du Plessis at the mega auction. For the first time in his IPL career, du Plessis will don the Royal Challengers Bangalore jersey.
How fans on Twitter reacted after Kolkata Knight Riders signed Shreyas Iyer
The Kolkata Knight Riders released both Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik ahead of the mega auction. Like the Royal Challengers Bangalore, they needed a new captaincy option. They have now signed Iyer, who is likely to be the new captain of the franchise.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, the Kolkata Knight Riders retained Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Varun CV and Sunil Narine. They re-signed Australian Test cricket team captain Pat Cummins for half the price which they paid previously. So, now they have Shreyas, Venkatesh, Andre, Varun, Sunil and Cummins in the squad after the marquee players bidding.
Here are the top Twitter reactions to Shreyas joining KKR:
RCB saving 20 crore for Shreyas Iyer was a rumour 😭😭😭
— Yashvi (@BreatheKohli) February 12, 2022
They're saving 20cr for Manish Pandey
— Charmi Viratian🦋 (@_C_H_A_R_M_I__) February 12, 2022
Don't Worry Ishan Kishan to #RCB
— Unknownఌ︎ (@SilentSanthu109) February 12, 2022
@cricketaakash sir kaha se laate ho aise news ?
— Biki Sharma. (@bikisha54951136) February 12, 2022
Hesson chicha playing mind games😂
— Dhriti jain (@Vk7216) February 12, 2022
RCB bidding intensely untill the price reached 6cr then they go silent 😶😶
— Prathik G (@PrathikG4) February 12, 2022
Get ishaan kishan
Best captain prospect
— paani (@vinivinci97) February 12, 2022
Why Not Take #ShreyasIyer 😢
— 𝑃𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑛 𝐾𝑎𝑙𝑦𝑎𝑛 (@Kalyanjspk) February 12, 2022
Not buying anyone simply rising the price and leaving 😂
— Hari Gaurav (@HariGaurav) February 12, 2022
Don't tweet just on bid. Tweet when u buy that's enough
— Murthy (@Nanii_9999) February 12, 2022
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 12, 2022