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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released a list of 292 players for IPL Auction 2021. This time the controversy has increased due to the inclusion of the son of some former Indian cricketers in the list. The BCCI has been accused of promoting betrothal. In the auction list, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s 21-year-old son Arjun Tendulkar, Syed Kirmani’s 31-year-old son Sadiq Kirmani and Dilip Doshi’s 42-year-old son Nayan Doshi have been included.
Nayan has played 9 years and Sadiq has not played any T20 for the last two and a half years. As a result, many of India’s talented cricketers are missing from the list. This includes Bihar’s Ashutosh Aman, the highest wicket-taker in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Meghalaya captain Puneet Bisht with the second highest strike rate in the tournament.
Nayan Doshi last played in T20 2011
Dilip Doshi’s son Nayan is primarily a left-arm spinner. He is the oldest player in the auction. He took 166 wickets in 70 matches in first class cricket, 64 wickets in 74 List-A matches and 68 wickets in 52 T20 matches. He has also represented Ranji Team Saurashtra. Their base price is 20 lakh rupees. He last played T20 in October 2011. At the same time, the last first class match was played in December 2013 and the last List-A match was in February 2013.
Sadiq Kirmani last played in T20 2018
At the same time, Syed Kirmani’s son Sadiq Kirmani is also a wicket-keeper batsman. However, in domestic cricket he has played only two List-A matches for Karnataka. In this, he had scored 25 runs in total. Sadiq played his last List-A match in 2015. He also played his last match in T20 in the Karnataka Premier League in 2018, two and a half years ago.
Arjun Tendulkar took just 2 wickets in Syed Mushtaq
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar was also included in the auction list. He is just 21 years old and an all-rounder, but his performance at senior level has been nothing special. Arjun took 2 wickets in 3 matches and scored 3 runs for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Ashutosh Aman took most wickets in Syed Mushtaq tournament
The inclusion of these players did not give place to many talented players. This includes Bihar captain and highest wicket-taker Ashutosh Aman in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy and Puneet Bisht with the second highest strike rate in the same tournament. Ashutosh took 68 wickets in the 2018-19 Ranji season, which is a record. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, he took 16 wickets in 6 matches.
Puneet Bisht’s strike rate above 200
At the same time, 34-year-old Puneet scored 204 runs in 5 matches. He played a stormy innings during a match against Mizoram in the Syed Mushtaq tournament. Puneet scored an unbeaten 146 in 51 balls with the help of 6 fours and 17 sixes. He finished second in the tournament with 18 sixes.
Controversy over sons of former cricketers increased
Except in terms of age, players like Nayan and Sadiq have not been able to do anything special in terms of performance. He was included in the auction list on the experience of just a few home matches. The matches he played years ago. In such a situation, questions are also being raised on the scale of shortlisting the players of IPL Governing Council.
Kirti Azad raised questions on the selection of players
Kirti Azad, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, told Bhaskar that players who do better in domestic cricket should be included. Only the sons of the elder father should not be given a place in the list. He said, ‘I have not yet understood what is the method of inclusion in the IPL auction?