Sunil Gavaskar praised Harshal Patel for outstanding performance



Sunil Gavaskar praised Harshal Patel for outstanding performance

Sunil Gavaskar praised Harshal Patel for outstanding performance

17 February 2022  Authorbet365baji

At the IPL 2021 auction, Indian players had a field day. Only 67 of the 204 players sold to all 10 franchises in two days were from outside the United States. Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar, and Shreyas Iyer were the three most expensive players sold, all to Mumbai Indians for $15.25 crore, Chennai Super Kings for $14 crore, and Kolkata Knight Riders for $12.25 crore.

The next large sum was spent by Punjab Kings on England all-rounder Liam Livingstone for the sum of Rs.11.5 crore. Following him, a total of 10.75 crore was spent on four players, two of whom were Indian. Shardul Thakur was acquired by the Delhi Capitals, while Harshal Patel will return to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Harshal was named to India's playing XI for the first T20I against West Indies in Kolkata, and former captain Sunil Gavaskar heaped admiration on the 31-year-old bowler before the match. Given how forcefully the pacer has turned a corner, Gavaskar believes the money spent on Harshal during the IPL auction was justified.

Gavaskar told the media that Harshal is deserving of every pound and rupee he received at the auction. He said that Harshal gave an outstanding performance last year and the most impressive aspect of his career is how he has redefined himself. Previously, he was a bowler who batters feared because he rarely had any change of pace. He was being forced to run a lot. He is learning from it, and he has progressed as a result of it. Gavaskar added that Harshal is now the bowler that batsmen fear facing because they never know what he would throw.

In IPL last year, Harshal took 32 wickets for RCB, which is the joint-highest number of wickets by a bowler in a single edition of the IPL. As a result, it was only a matter of time until the RCB pursued him. Harshal has significantly improved, according to Gavaskar, and the number of variations he has added to his technique makes him a batter's dread.