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'Official Water Boy Of MI': Trolls Come For Arjun Tendulkar As IPL Shares Player Auction List


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The Indian Premier League (IPL) announced a list of 590 players who are set to go under the hammer at the upcoming mega auction in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. 

Out of the 590, 370 Indian cricketers and 220 international stars have been shortlisted by franchises out of the 1,214 players who registered for the two-day mega IPL auction.

The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner and Shreyas Iyer have been named in the list of 10 marquee players.

𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙖 𝘼𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣

A bidding war on the cards

Here are the Marquee Players at the #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/lOF1hBCp8o

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 1, 2022

Among many surprise names in the shortlisted list of players, one that caught the attention of fans was the son of legendary former Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar – Arjun.  

Arjun Tendulkar, last year, was bought by the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians but the all-rounder did not get a game and was ruled out midway into the season due to an injury. 

The 22-year-old had registered for this year’s player auction as well and despite not playing any competitive cricket for over a year, his name was still among the 590 shortlisted players.  

Congratulations to #ArjunTendulkar for his maiden call-up to the Indian U-19 side

Here's wishing our U-19 boys all the luck for their tour of Sri Lanka #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/0iJ69h8Ah5

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 7, 2018

Arjun Tendulkar has kept his base price at Rs 20 lakh, the same as it was during last year’s IPL player auction. 

Seeing Arjun’s name in the list of players who are set to go under the hammer saw fans taking subtle digs at the youngster. Some called him a ‘nepotism product’ while a few went too far ahead and termed the all-rounder as the official water boy of Mumbai Indians. 

Nepotism Product

— Sankalp#FCB (@Gavii_Szn) February 1, 2022

Mumbai are going to buy him and bench him

— Ayush Prajapati (@im_ayush___) February 1, 2022

Mi already have their 4th player

— Parag Rege (@RegeParag) February 1, 2022

Should go unsold. We don't want nepotism in cricket like bollywood

— Stanning (@Cric_fanatic_) February 1, 2022

Bench boy water boy for MI

— Tarak varma (@TarakvermaJr) February 1, 2022

Deduct 20 lakhs already from MI's purse. https://t.co/rJ6TdwVQnV

— Harsh Deshwal (@IamHarshDeshwal) February 1, 2022

This year the IPL is set to be a bigger tournament with two new teams joining the fray and fighting for the title. Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad are the two new franchisees who have joined the rest of the eight teams in one of the biggest cricket leagues in the world. 

The auction will be held in Bengaluru but there is still uncertainty about the venue for the 15th edition of IPL.  

Speculations are doing the rounds on social media that the BCCI is keen to host the tournament in India but in case the Covid situation doesn’t allow it to happen, the Indian board might take the tournament to South Africa or Sri Lanka.


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