IPL Auction 2022: Eoin Morgan Isn't As Lucky As Nicholas Pooran, Says Salman Butt

Published - 15 Feb 2022, 03:24 PM

Salman Butt
Salman Butt (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt pointed out how Nicholas Pooran was fortunate than England skipper Eoin Morgan to find a lucrative deal in the IPL 2022 auction.

The West Indies limited-overs vice-captain had a terrible time with the bat in IPL 2021 for Punjab Kings as the destructive batter could add only 85 runs from 12 matches.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran (Image Credit: Twitter)

Morgan, who led KKR to the IPL 2021 final, scored 133 runs from 17 IPL matches at an all time low average of 11.08. Both Pooran and Morgan were released by their respective franchises during the retention window.

Morgan went unsold in the IPL 2022 auction but the West Indies batter was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a huge amount of INR 10.75 crores.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: IPL)

Both Nicholas Pooran and Eoin Morgan had similar performances last year: Salman Butt

While analysing the IPL 2022 auction Butt said Pooran was lucky enough to get a buyer while mentioning the likes of Aaron Finch and Dawid Malan didn’t got pick.

There are a lot of titleholders that are missing from the team lists. Dawid Malan, who was the no.1 T2oI batter in the world for a long time, isn’t there in any team. Aaron Finch and Eoin Morgan aren’t there either. Last year, Morgan was the captain of KKR. He isn’t as lucky as Pooran. Both had similar performances last year. But Pooran bagged more than 10 crore and he went unsold,” Butt said on his YouTube channel. 

Tabraiz Shamsi didn’t get picked either: Salman Butt

South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi last year was named as a replacement player for Rajasthan Royals in the second leg of the tournament. He could just get one game to play for the Royals and subsequently was released by them.

Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi. (Photo: Twitter)

Shamsi, who is the No.2 bowler in T20 Internationals in the ICC Rankings, also went unsold in the auction.

“Another name is Tabraiz Shamsi. He has been bowling very well in international cricket for quite some time now and he didn’t get picked either. Some players will feel hard-done-by but this is the nature of the auction and these sorts of things are bound to happen,” Butt mentioned.

A total of 204 players were sold in the span of two days aggregating a sum of 551.7 crores as 10 teams were left with content to build formidable sides.

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