IPL 2021 auction is currently taking place in Chennai for the 14th season of Indian Premier League (IPL). A total of eight franchises are bidding to acquire 61 players. 164 Indian, 125 foreign and 3 players from associate countries have been registered in the IPL 2021 auction list.
Star all-rounder Chris Morris has become the most expensive player to be sold at this year’s auction so far. The star player has been acquired by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore.
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle, who is a key player of Punjab Kings, was retained by the franchise ahead of IPL 2021 auction. Though Gayle is not part of this year’s auction, the self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” still trended on Twitter.
Here are some Tweets:
A day before the IPL 2011 auction, franchise Kings XI Punjab changed its name to Punjab Kings. Along with this, the logo of the team has also changed. The co-owners of the team, Preity Zinta, captain KL Rahul and star cricketer Chris Gayle, spoke about the story behind changing the name of their team. Skipper Rahul had revealed that Punjab-based franchise is not just 11 players, so XI has been removed from the team’s name.
Adding to this, Chris Gayle said: “Absolutely, I love it. Sometimes, it’s good to have a change as well. I like what KL said. It’s not about the 11 players. It’s going to get everyone more involved. Punjab Kings is the way to go.”