“RCB Saving 20 Crore Was A Rumor”- Twitter Reacts As Shreyas Iyer Joins KKR

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:

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