Indian players dominate the women’s IPL auction
The Indian leg-spinner fetched 3 times his base price in the auction.
Has returned to the Indian team after a long wait of 8 years.
New Delhi. The auction for the Women’s Premier League Auction 2023 happened as expected. Money rained on the players. Smriti Mandhana, the vice-captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, was the player sold at the highest price. Mandhana was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.20 crore. She was included in the list with the highest base price of 50 lakhs. Apart from them, many Indian players got lottery. Leg spinner Devika Vaidya’s name is also included in this.
Devika Vaidya was roped in by UP Warriors in the women’s IPL auction for a hefty price of Rs 1.40 crore. His base price was Rs 40 lakh. That is, they were bought for almost 3 times more than the base price. In this way, she joined those players who got more than 1 crore in the auction.
Return to Indian T20 team after 8 years
Devika made her T20 debut for India in 2014. But he had to wait for a full 8 years to play the second T20. Devika played the second T20 debut for India against Australia in December last year. He got a chance to play only 11 matches in these years. Devika is currently a part of the Indian team in the Women’s T20 World Cup being played in South Africa.
Devika had decided to quit cricket
Devika Vaidya saw many big ups and downs in her life in these 8 years. There came a time when he had taken the decision to leave cricket. During this he also lost his mother. Could not play 3 World Cups held between 2017 and 2020 due to injury and other reasons. But with the support of family and friends, he made a comeback and continued to perform well in domestic cricket for Maharashtra. This was the reason that Devika, who made her international debut at the age of 17, returned to the Indian team at the age of 25 and was also selected in the World Cup team.
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Jackpot now in hand
Devika is the only leg-spinner in the Indian team selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup and now she has hit the jackpot in the Women’s IPL auction. Very few people would know that Devika’s favorite cricketer is Brett Lee. She wanted to become a fast bowler in her childhood. But after the advice of the coach, she left fast bowling and became a leg-spinner. During her stay out of Team India, Devika along with fellow cricketer started a cricket academy for girls in Pune.
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Tags: Harmanpreet kaur, smriti mandhana, women cricket, Women’s Premier League, Women’s T20 World Cup
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 14, 2023, 06:23 IST