‘Nandre Burger Should Spend Some Money On The Team,’- Tony de Zorzi

IPL 2024 Auction changed a lot of fortunes overnight with players earning in crores. The most expensive purchase was made in the history of IPL for Australian pacer Mitchell Starc who bagged 24.75 crores from Kolkata Knight Riders. However, South African pacer Nandre Burger who recently made his debut for South Africa also landed a deal where he was picked by Rajasthan Royals for a base price amount of 50 lacs.

Nandre Burger was initially on the uncapped list but later was moved to the capped category right before the IPL  auction after he made his debut for South Africa in the series against India. Nandre Burger was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for his base price of 50 lacs. He is a left-arm pacer and has played two ODIs and one T20I for South Africa.

South African opener Tony de Zorzi who scored a ton for South Africa in the second ODI against India stated that Burger should use the money he got in the auction for the team. He also mentioned that he is Burger’s roommate for this series and he is expecting something. Tony wants a part of Nandre Burger’s IPL deal as a gratitude for helping him.

“He needs to use that money on the team because we helped him get there. I am also his roommate on tour so I am expecting something,” said Tony de Zorzi on Nandre Burger’s IPL deal with Rajasthan Royals. Nandre Burger took three wickets against India in the second ODI of the three-match series. The series is currently leveled on 1-1.

IPL Auction Saw Eight Hours Of Intense Bidding War

The IPL auction this time was something that no one has ever seen. The bidding wars for players were on a different level with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc breaking the 20 crore barrier. Pat Cummins was bought for a whopping sum of 20.50 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mitchell Starc was poached by Kolkata Knight Riders for 24.75 crores becoming the most expensive purchase in the history of IPL.

Players like Daryl Mitchell, Harshal Patel, Alzarri Joseph, and Spencer Johnson also got a good amount in the auctions. Mitchell was raked in by Chennai Super Kings for 14 crores while Harshal got 11.75 crores from Punjab Kings. Spencer Johnson was bought by Gujarat Titans for 10 crores while Alzarri Joseph got 11.50 crores from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

332 total players went under the hammer in this year’s IPL auction and some bagged a huge amount. The highest bid for an uncapped player was made by Chennai Super Kings who bought Sameer Rizvi for 8.40 crores. Sameer Rizvi is a batter from Uttar Pradesh known for his big hitting. He scored the fastest ton in the UP20 League recently and can also chip in with his off-break. The IPL 2024 will commence during the third week of March and will end during the last week of May with almost a three-month window where not many international matches will take place.

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