‘I remember the day …’: Virat Kohli recalls the crazy IPL auction in 2008

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said in an RCB podcast that he simply could not understand the amount for which he was signed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) draft in 2008, where he was picked up by the Bengaluru -based franchise.

“We were all in Malaysia for the U-19 World Cup. I remember the day when the designs happened. The U19 dynamic was a little different. That was the only time I saw a limit to how many you could be selected. if you have not played for India, “said Kohli as he spoke to Danish Sait in a podcast for RCB.

“For us, I remember that even that moment was so great for us. Because of the amount we were chosen for when they announced it, we could not believe it, because it was absolutely crazy,” he added. ta.

“There was one conversation where I heard from people that the Delhi team was interested in following me, but the dynamics of their team was such that they went for Pradeep Sangwan, who is a seamstress of the left arm. “was a great bowler, at the time he was our best bowler in the U-19 team. That Delhi decided to go for him because they wanted the bowling strength,” he said.

The winner of the 2011 World Cup led the Royal Challengers Bangalore for nine seasons from 2013 to 2021 and he has been retained by the three-time finalists for IPL 2022, although he will not lead this time.

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