The story of Yashasvi Jaiswal has inspired a lot of people. From selling pani-puri on the streets of Mumbai to playing for the Indian U-19 team, Jaiswal’s journey has been very inspirational. The left-handed batsman came into the limelight after he struck a double hundred for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.
As this domestic tournament took place near the IPL Auction 2020, a lot of fans backed him to receive his first IPL contract this year. And, the same happened today when his name went under the hammer. Mumbai Indians opened the bidding for him at 20 lakhs.
They had a mini bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders and, Mumbai quit the race when Kolkata submitted a bid of 75 lakhs. Kings XI Punjab entered the bidding war next with an 80 lakhs bid. The amount soon crossed the 1 Crore mark and soon neared the 2 Crores landmark.
Kolkata still stood tall with a bid of 1.90 Crores however, Rajasthan Royals then joined the fray and ultimately, the grabbed his services for a price of 2.40 Crores INR. His selling price will definitely upgrade his standard of living beside, he will be the centre of attraction while playing for the inaugural IPL winners in 2020.
“IPL is a place where dreams come true”: Preity Zinta
Kings XI Punjab’s co-owner Preity Zinta was not so unhappy after missing out on Jaiswal as the Bollywood celebrity sent out the following tweet on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
In the previous IPL auctions also, the fans had witnessed several inspirational journeys where the players found it tough to make both ends meet however, they ended up earning millions in the cash-rich tournament. The onus will be on Yashasvi to live up to the expectations in IPL 2020 because there have been multiple occasions where the upcoming players faded away after earning big in the auction. Rajasthan Royals will be led by Steve Smith in IPL 2020.
“17 old Yashasvi Jaiswal used to sell pani puris on the streets for a living 2 years ago. Today this talented cricketer is bought by a franchise in the #IPL2020Auction for 2.40 crores. Fantastic & inspirational story #IPL really is a place where dreams come true,” tweeted Preity Zinta.
17 old Yashasvi Jaiswal used to sell pani puris on the streets for a living 2 years ago. Today this talented cricketer is bought by a franchise in the #IPL2020Auction for 2.40 crores. Fantastic & inspirational story 🙏 #IPL really is a place where dreams come true👍 #ting 🏏
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) December 19, 2019
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