Dec 24, 2022, 10:04 IST

Rajasthan Royals post a curious looking Tweet after Ben Stokes goes to CSK


TATA IPL auctions 2023 saw frenzied few hours of action as plethora of record were broken on Friday. All the ten teams were in Kochi to pick the players needed to get ready for the TATA IPL 2023 season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad were the team that was in focus with over 42 Crores left in the bank. The three men in focus were Cameron Green from Australia and the English duo of Sam Curran and Ben Stokes.

Curran and Green set the wheels in motion –

Sam Curran broke the IPL record when he was picked by Punjab Kings for a whopping 18.5 Crores. The previous record was held by Chris Morris who was picked by Rajasthan for 16.25 Crores in 2021.

Mumbai Indians then sprung into action when they bought Cameron Green for 17.5 Crores bettering the 15.25 Crore they paid for Ishan Kishan last year. This left Ben Stokes as all the eyes were on who could pick him.

Chennai Super Kings with a massive coup-

Earlier it was reported that MS Dhoni had instructed the CSK management to pick Sam Curran at all costs. Once Curran went to PBKS, the CSK management went for broke and bought Stokes for 16.25 Crores.

Rajasthan Royals see the funny side –

Ben Stokes became the 3rd big name from Rajasthan Royals to wear the Yellow of Chennai. It began with Ravindra Jadeja followed by Shane Watson. Both the players were part of the team that won the 1st ever IPL in 2008 beating CSK in the final.

Taking to Twitter, RR just posted the picture of the 3 men in their Rajasthan Royals kit in what seemed a friendly banter between the two sides.

Stokes the man in form –

Ben Stokes has been in the news recently for his exploits against Pakistan. The English all rounder 1st scored an impressive 50 to lead England to a title win against Pakistan during the 2022 T20 World Cup final.

Stokes then led England to a test tour of Pakistan for the 1st time in 17 years and won the series 3-0. Stokes and his men inflicted the worst ever whitewash for Pakistan, playing their unique form of Baz-Ball cricket.