New Delhi: The auction process is over before the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the auction this year, all the teams on Australia’s players raised money. While one of the world’s top batsmen, Steve Smith did not get any special price in the auction this year. Meanwhile, former Australia captain Michael Clarke says that Smith can withdraw from the IPL’s 14th season, and it would not be surprising.
Smith got only 2.2 crores
In the auction this year, it was expected that Steve Smith would be bought at a discounted price, but he got only 20 lakh rupees from his base price of 2 crores. He was included in his team by Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crores. According to the name of a big player like Steve Smith, this price is very low.
‘Smith can cite injury’
Michael Clarke said about Smith (Smith), ‘Last year he was playing the same role he sold. He was the captain of Rajasthan Royals. In such a situation, if he gets hamstring before leaving for India, I will not be surprised. Clarke (Michael Clarke) says that Smith (Steve Smith) can withdraw his name from IPL 14, citing hamstring or some other injury.
Clarke surprised by Smith’s auction rate
Clark (Michael Clarke) said that the rate at which Smith (Steve Smith) is sold in this IPL is surprising. He said, ‘If Virat Kohli is number-1, then Smith is also included in the top-3. I know that his performance in T20 has not been very special. His previous IPL was also not good, but I am surprised at what rate he has sold.