New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made a strong comeback in IPL 2021 and have presented their strong claim for the playoffs. KKR, owned by Shahrukh Khan, are currently at the fourth position in the points table with 12 points from 6 wins. The player who has emerged as a star of KKR in the journey so far is Venkatesh Iyer. Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan had played a bet on this player during the auction and his bet seems to be right now.
In fact, in the auction held in February this year, instead of Shahrukh and Juhi Chawla, their children were seen on the auction table. Along with Aryan, Juhi Chawla’s daughter Janhvi was also seen at the auction table. Aryan was also seen discussing about the players. He has associated many young players with KKR, who are now doing wonders in the league.
was bidding like an experienced
However, the entire management decides to include any player in the squad. Apart from Aryan, the CEO of the franchise Venky Mysore, Jay Mehta and assistant coach Abhishek Nair were also present at the auction table. Both Aryan and Janhvi were seen bidding like a veteran during this. Aryan had included Venkatesh Iyer in the two-time champion KKR for just Rs 20 lakh and today this player is overshadowing the players of crores of rupees. KKR spent a total of Rs 7.55 crore in the auction.
Venkatesh got a chance to debut in the second phase
Talking about Venkatesh, he got a chance to make his debut in the second phase of IPL 2021. He is rocking with both bat and ball. 41 runs against RCB, 53 runs against Mumbai Indians, 67 runs against Punjab Kings.
He also took two wickets against Delhi and one against Punjab. Aryan and KKR had already seen the ability of this 26-year-old player. Now the eyes of each and every franchise are fixed on Iyer. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has even said that in the next season’s mega auction, this player can be bid for about Rs 14 crore.