The glittering Indian Premier League trophy which is the highlight of every game in the IPL and for which all the teams fight with each other. Do you know the trophy bears a message in Sanskrit? Do you know what does it mean? If not then you are in a right place.
As per vedic text the trophy reads, “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” which in English translates to, “When talent meets opportunity.” The Sanskrit text is also the motto of the Indian Premier League with a map of India printed beside the text.
Yesterday in the auction there were many surprises after Brendon McCullum was unsold while uncapped Indian player Varun Chakravarthy from Tamil Nadu who played in Tamil Nadu Premier League for Madurai Panthers and was sold for 8.4 crores that 42 times higher than his base price. He was sold to Kings XI Punjab.
Another expensive buy was Jaydev Unadkat, who was also sold for 8.4 crores to Rajasthan Royals, while Mohammed Shami was sold for 4.8 crores to Kings XI Punjab.
Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Braithwaite is the most expensive players sold till now in the 2019 IPL auction being held at Jaipur, Hetmyer was purchased by Royal challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders took Braithwaite in their team. Yuvraj Singh left unsold but was later bought by Mumbai Indians for 1 crore, while Hanuma Vihari was sold for 2 crores to Delhi Capitals. The shock has come for the cricket lovers in the country after no team opted for Yuvraj who had a bad season last year. Axar Patel who played for Kings XI Punjab last year was purchased by Delhi Capital for 5 crores this year.