IPL 2022 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders have made some interesting decisions, according to Aakash Chopra. Prior to the IPL 2022 auction, they were deciding on four retentions. The KKR have kept Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine. Furthermore, before the auction. Shubman Gill and Lockie Ferguson are among the popular players that have been released. Chopra also observed that Knight Riders made an interesting decision. It’s because Narine was chosen over Ferguson.
“Let’s see who all Kolkata have retained, that’s an interesting one. They have retained four players – Russell, there would have been a choice between Narine and Lockie Ferguson, they have gone with Narine,” Aakash Chopra said.
“I was hoping Lockie because the IPL has come back to India. Their pitch, in particular, does not turn, fast bowling happens there and Lockie Ferguson would have been a fantastic choice in fast bowling but they have not kept him,” Chopra added.
Furthermore, Sunil Narine and Lockie Ferguson both starred for KKR with the ball in IPL 2021. While the former scalped 16 wickets, the latter accounted for 13 dismissals. However, Ferguson played six matches fewer than Narine. Also, Chopra highlighted that KKR has also let go of their current captain. And then a player who was envisaged to take over the leadership role in the future.
Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill
IPL 2022 Auction: “They have not kept Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill as well. It is possible that Shubman might have said that he does not want to be the third or the fourth retention and they might have said that you are not our captaincy candidate anymore,” Aakash Chopra said.
“Lastly, Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer. It has been magic for Iyer, he played just half the IPL and he is already flying, which is beautiful. So they have kept four players, which includes two important Indians,” Aakash Chopra added.