This year’s IPL auction have seen players like Jadeja, Vinay Kumar & Jayawardene get Million dollar figures. Last year we have seen that there were players like Ganguly, Lara, Gayle, Gibbs, Boucher etc going unsold in the auction. This year I was curious to know who would miss the train. So I followed the auction closely yesterday. Good players like Tamim Iqbal, Mark Boucher, Vernon Philander, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Peter Siddle and Graeme Swann have missed this year IPL.
There was one player to be noted as Ganguly from Last Year. Its none other our very own Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman aka ‘Very Very Special’. There were no takers for Laxman. I felt bad for the guy who has been widely regarded as a saviour. Personally I feel that Laxman can never be a good 20-20 player. But for what he has done to this country, he should not simply be ignored.
Last Year when Kochi Tuskers bought him at a price of $400,000, he actually lowered his price to $300,000 to attract the bidders. This year I think he should declare that he would give his services as a mentor to the team members, then some franchise may just recruit him. I am sure that taking him as a full-time IPL player is certainly not a wise business decision.