IPL Auction 2021: Krishnappa Gowtham becomes the most expensive uncapped Indian players.
IPL 2021 auction: Karnataka’s uncapped all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham broke a record by being selected by the Chennai Super Kings for the massive INR 9.25 Crores in the ongoing 2021 IPL auction. The all-rounder is the most expensive uncapped Indian player to auction so far, ANI news agency reports.
The right-handed batsman and off-spinner entered the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League auction with a base price of INR 20 Lakhs. Gowtham came into the limelight in 2018 after continually hitting a massive six and racing for his side. He has 186 runs for 24 IPL games. His best performances came in 2018 where he hit bowlers with a hit rate of 196.87 and amassed 126 points.
In 2018 and 2019, a cash-rich league, Gowtham rendered his services to the Rajasthan Royals as he was picked by the Punjab Kings ahead of the IPL 2020 season. He will now play alongside MS Dhoni in the next edition of the Indian Premier League.
The versatile player has played 62 T20 games and scored 592 points with a strike rate of 159.24.
Along with these good races, Gowtham also scalped 41 wickets in these games with a saving rate of 7.60 races per over.
Krishnappa Gowtham will be a great addition to CSK’s arsenal as he can sometimes become a key player for the three-time champion. He will act as the fourth versatile option for CSK along with Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran.
As of now, Jadeja is injured and no clarity has been there in her physical form lately. Gowtham will play a major role for CSK and most games will be played at MA Chidambaram and the off-spinner will be important for this surface.
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