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IPL Auction 2023: Gujarat Titans is one franchise I wanted to play for after KKR, says Shivam Mavi

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With a base price of Rs 40 lakh, the uncapped Mavi garnered attention from three franchises and the youngster was excited to get a good deal from his ‘favourite franchise after KKR’.

Shivam Mavi and a many of his platoon- mates from Uttar Pradesh were enjoying their off day in Dimapur on Friday autumn when they decided to switch on the TV to watch the Indian Premier League( IPL) mini transaction.

And by the time they could settle in, there was formerly an violent bidding war between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat elephants over Mavi, with the ultimate ultimately managing to rope in the 24- time-old fast bowler for Rs 6 crore.

With a base price of Rs 40 lakh, the uncapped Mavi garnered attention from three votes and as he watched the proceedings on TV, Mavi was agitated to get a good deal from his ‘ favourite ballot after KKR ’.

“Gujarat elephants is one ballot I wanted to play for after KKR, and I’m glad that I got a chance to play for it. I didn’t suppose about the price label, but the main target was to go to Gujarat elephants and I’m happy.

“I’ve heard that with Hardik Pandya as the captain and Ashish Nehra as the trainer, the Gujarat elephants have a veritably good operation and are veritably probative. So, that’s the reason I wanted to play for Gujarat, ” he added.

Mavi made his IPL debut in 2018 as one of the brightest youthful bents of Kolkata Knight Riders( KKR), coming on the reverse of a successful crusade with the IndiaU-19 platoon that won the World Cup under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw.

He could drift at 140kmph, and swing the new ball. But injuries and form issues agonized his career, despite Kolkata Knight Riders( KKR) backing him throughout. In the 32 games that he featured for the Knight Riders, Mavi claimed 30 lattices at an frugality rate of8.71. And, his particular stylish in the event was 4- 21 against Rajasthan Royals in 2021.

KKR still believed in him and spent Rs7.25 crore in the mega transaction in February this time. still, in the last edition of the event, he claimed five lattices in six games, at an frugality rate of10.31, forcing the ballot to not retain him any farther.

“Having played so numerous matches, I’m used to the pressure. And as far as the price label is concerned, that’s not really in my control. No matter whether you get Rs 2 crore or Rs 50 lakh, you still have to perform. My only end is to play to my strength and contribute to the platoon’s success, ” Mavi said.

Over the times, Mavi has been Uttar Pradesh’s pace forefront in the domestic events and has worked on his variations. “ The target is to keep performing for Gujarat elephants and ultimately chase my dreams of playing for the country, ” the youth said.

Being the defending champion, Gujarat elephants formerly has a plan in place and Mavi wants to fit in there. “ I’ll try to play to the stylish of my capacities and follow the plan, ” he said.

In the history, injuries agonized his career and Mavi believes that those hard times have tutored him a assignment. “ Injuries are a part and parcel of life and for a sports person, similar phases will come, but you have to stay calm and insure that you come back stronger. It’s important to ignore the history and stay positive and insure that negativity doesn’t creep in, ” he said.

In this edition of the Ranji jewel so far, Mavi has claimed 13 lattices in two games and as he gears up for a new morning, Mavi wants to keep the instigation going. Know More IPL News…

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