Mumbai Indians pays 8 Cr. and ropes in Nathan Coulter Nile, the Australian pacer, for the upcoming season of IPL. In the previous season, he was the part of Royal Challengers Bangalore but never played a single match for them as he was ruled out after sustaining an injury. The decision didn’t go down well with the fans, who started trolling the Australian bowler on social media in a hilarious fashion.
The 32-year-old pacer is known for his accuracy with his line and length. He has been playing in IPL since 2013 and achieved a lot of success while playing for different franchises. His best season so far in the T20 tournament came in 2015 when the right-handed speedster took 15 wickets in 11 games for his side.
However, Coulter Nile couldn’t excel a lot due to his injury-prone history. Moreover, it was one of the main reasons because of which Royal Challengers Bangalore released him earlier this year in November.
MI surprisingly pays 8 crore for Coulter-Nile
The fans thought that he might go unsold as he might not get any buyer in the IPL 2020 auction but that never looked the case. Against all the odds, Mumbai Indians started the bidding and Chennai Super Kings joined the intense bidding thereafter.
Both the heavyweights are known for their on-field rivalry in IPL and the same was showcased in the auction. Neither MI nor CSK wanted to back down. Eventually, it was MI, who looked quite aggressive in their approach to rope Coulter Nile in their team and succeeded in getting his services.
Mumbai Indians raked up a whopping amount of Rs 8 crores for the Australian speedster and now he will be spotted wearing the yellow jersey in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. Nathan Coulter-Nile is currently sidelined from the national side but he is working hard to make his way back into Australia. He has grabbed 130 wickets in 108 games in the shorter format so far in his cricket career.
Twitterati was shocked to see the Aussie pacer for getting a whopping amount of 8 Crore and the fans started trolling Coulter Nile upside down on social media.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Mumbai and Chennai destroying each other for Nathan Coulter-Nile. #IPLAuction2020
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 19, 2019
Still Cannot Believe Coulternile Got A Bid Let Alone 8Cr #IPLAuction
— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) December 19, 2019
Played CSK 🤣
8 crs for Coulter-Nile. Paltans 🤣
— Ross (@iRoshan_Rv) December 19, 2019
8 Crores for Coulter-Nile, a guy who didn't even showed up for the IPL last season 👀
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) December 19, 2019
Instead of Nathan Coulter Nile for 8 Crores Mumbai Indians should have gone through Sam Curran who has been sold to Chennai Super Kings in 5.5 Crores
Sam Curran is going to make a difference this IPL 2020 😏#IPL2020Auction
— Sachiin Suryavanshi (@sachiinv7) December 19, 2019
— GOLDEN 🦆 CHOKLI (@PDF_45) December 19, 2019
Coulter Nile for 8 Crores. He isn't that great death bowler. MI won't pick anyone now.#IPL2020Auction
— Rishabh Wadhwa (@Cric_Rishabh) December 19, 2019
— Suvam Poddar (@yours_suvam) December 19, 2019
With Bumrah, Malinga,Mitch, Boult in team 8cr for Coulternile is too expensive #IPLAuction2020
— Jay Thakkar (@noddy_jay) December 19, 2019
— Shrutika Gaekwad (@Shrutika_05_) December 19, 2019
8 crore for Coulter-Nile?!
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 19, 2019
What a trap by @ChennaiIPL .. super 🔥
— Gayathri (@Yath_lol) December 19, 2019
Waste of Money pls Take #Guptil 😑🙏🏻
— Aishwarya ❤ (@Aishwar58355521) December 19, 2019
They could have gone for Tye instead of wasting 8cr
— achuta reddy (@achutareddy) December 19, 2019
Kya karne waaale ko iske saath???😤
— Vaishu♀️ (@vaishali_45) December 19, 2019
Coulter Nile 8 cr ?? Which Earth am I living on……… Is it Earth-12 🤷♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Baby groda (@AkhilAkki01) December 19, 2019
Manjrekar told RCB will get Coulter Nile back for same price LMAO
— Parthiv Patel Fan (@karthik_jammy) December 19, 2019
And when they bought Coulter-Nile for 8 crore pic.twitter.com/d63U4Nw39a
— Mayur Shardul (@shardul_md) December 19, 2019
Both teams with least purse balance are going for Nathan Coulter Nile. Nice! 😂#IPLAuction
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@18prajakta) December 19, 2019
— Ajay Salunke (@Ajay_ks45) December 19, 2019
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