Mayank Agarwal. Photo-IPL
Mayank Agarwal. Photo-IPL

Legendary India National Cricket Team leg-spinner Anil Kumble was delighted to see the 31-year-old Mayank Agarwal get signed to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 mini-auction for INR 8.25 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) released 12 players ahead of the mini-auction. They had 12 players in the squad, including 4 overseas. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) entered the mini-auction with the biggest purse of INR 42.25 crore and had a maximum of whopping 13 slots to fill, 4 of which were for overseas players.

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SRH bought overall 13 players at the IPL 2023 mini-auction – Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore), Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 crore), Heinrich Klaasen (INR 5.25 crore), Adil Rashid (INR 2 crore), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.6 crore), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh), Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 crore), Nitish Kumar Reddy (INR 20 lakh), Akeal Hosein (INR 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh).

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble (Image Credit: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Kumble said that the new team environment at the Sunrisers Hyderabad would definitely help Mayank.

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“Mayank has been the captain for Punjab and he was let go. I am really happy that he went to a team like Sunrisers,” Anil Kumble said on JioCinema. 

“I think a new environment will certainly help Mayank and he is wonderful to have around the team,” Kumble explained. 

“I don’t know how much Murali will be able to help Mayank with his batting, but Brian Lara is there,” joked Kumble.

I was partially nervous and excited, but I am glad to be part of SRH – Mayank Agarwal

IPL Auction 2023- Mayank Agarwal Bought By Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) For 8.25 Crores
IPL Auction 2023- Mayank Agarwal Bought By Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) For 8.25 Crores

Mayank Agarwal was the first player retained by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction and he was appointed as the skipper of the side. However, after a poor season, Mayank was released by the franchise. Notably, the former Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal became the most expensive Indian player at the IPL 2023 mini-auction.

“I was partially nervous and excited, but I am glad to be part of SRH and really looking forward to working with Muralitharan and Lara, players with lot of international experience and success,” said Mayank Agarwal on JioCinema after being roped in by SRH.

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