Former Australian captain Michael Clarke finds it difficult to play in this T20 league after Steve Smith sold for just 2.2 crore in the IPL auction.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke finds it difficult to play in this T20 league after Steve Smith sold for just 2.2 crore in the IPL auction. Clarke was surprised that the Delhi Capitals bought Smith-like batsmen of just such an amount, although many others were surprised by this. Clarke feels that he may withdraw from the tournament due to a ‘mild hamstring stretch’.
Clarke said on the Big Sports Breakfast podcast, ‘I know that his performance in T20 is not so good and last year’s IPL was also not so good. I was very surprised that he was sold in such amount which is less than $ 400,000. ‘ He said, “But if you see how much money he was getting in the role of captain of Rajasthan Royals last season, don’t be surprised if his hamstring gets stretched on the day he leaves for India.”
Clarke said, ‘For the eight-week tournament and in 11 weeks time, given the quarantine before the tournament starts, I don’t think he will be away from his family and wife for 11 weeks’ time for $ 380,000. . ‘ In 2018, Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 crores.