Odin Smith reached the camp of Gujarat
Franchisee bought for 50 lakhs
Andre Russell is his inspiration
new Delhi. The jerseys of many players have changed in the IPL 2023 auction. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has left the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp and joined the Gujarat Titans team. Not only this, the jersey of many other big players has also changed. The name of West Indies explosive all-rounder Odean Smith is also included in the list of big players. Smith has left the team of Punjab Kings and reached the fleet of Gujarat Titans this year. The franchisee has joined them for an amount of 50 lakhs.
Smith is a game changer like Andre Russell:
Odin Smith is an explosive game changer player like our compatriot Andre Russell, which is why he is called the second Russell of International Cricket. Smith also considers Andre Russell as his inspiration. He said during IPL 2022, ‘I think Andre Russell is one of the people I have looked up to, I have to play the same role in T20 matches. Apart from bowling fast, hit some big shots in the last over. Andre Russell has been my inspiration. I think he will always be an inspiration to move forward.
Last year Punjab bought for 6 crores:
In the year 2022, Odion Smith was joined by the Punjab Kings team for a huge amount of six crores. Last year, the team released him for not living up to the expectations of the franchise. This time Gujarat has joined them for 50 lakhs. Compared to IPL 2022, he has incurred a loss of five and a half crores in the year 2023.
IPL Career of Odin Smith:
Talking about Smith’s IPL career, he has scored 51 runs in six innings at an average of 17.0 while playing six matches in this prestigious league of the country. At the same time, during bowling, six successes have been achieved at an average of 29.67 in six innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 23, 2022, 16:31 IST