Simon Doull believes that BBL is highly regarded for the IPL auction.
New Zealand and Australia faced off in the first international T20 match of the five-game series at Hagley Oval in Christchurch and the hosts managed to amaze the visitors by scripting an outstanding 53-point victory to take a 1- 0. lead in the T20I series. Devon Conway, 29, became the Black Caps’ chief wrecker as he played a sublime shot of 99 runs on 59 deliveries including 10 limits and 3 maximums.
On the pitch where the team’s other batsmen did not contribute positively to the scoreboard, Conway’s 99 runs helped the hosts set up a massive 184-point goal on the board and give Australia a run for their money. Due to his scintillating performance with the willow tree, Devon has received wide acclaim and received much praise and appreciation from across the cricket fraternity.
Veteran Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin also seemed impressed with Devon’s batting skills and praised the drummer for the same. However, the Indian cricketer did not fail to take a humorous jibe on Conway for not producing such decisive hits before and for defending himself in the IPL auction. Much like many other Kiwi cricketers, the 29-year-old had signed up for the IPL auction 2021 for the next 14th edition of T20 Extravaganza, organized by BCCI on February 18 in Chennai.
Simon Doull launches into the management of IPL teams
Despite registering his name at a base price of INR 50 lakhs, Devon remained unsold at the auction. Indicating the same, Ashwin tweeted: “Devon Conway is only 4 days late, but what a blow #AUSvNZ”
New Zealand Renowned radio personality, commentator and former international cricketer Simon Doull took note of this tweet from Ashwin saying that the management of the IPL team has often overlooked New Zealand players for Australian cricketers second-rate, because after IPL they just consider Australia’s national Big Bash League tournament to be a competitive event.
“Not sure it matters @ ashwinravi99 NZ players have been continuously overlooked for second-rate Australians in the IPL for years. Seems outside of the IPL, The Big Party is the only comp that has been reviewed. #Player #NZcricket, ”Doull tweeted.
Not sure it matters @ ashwinravi99 New Zealand players have been continuously overlooked for second-class Australians in the IPL for years. It seems that apart from the IPL, the big bash is the only comp examined. #player #NZcricket
– Simon Doull (@Sdoull) February 22, 2021