Unadkat talk of town, McCullum eager to play with Kohli, AB in IPL 2018
Bengaluru, Jan 28 - While all the talk revolved around Jaydev Unadkat, who became the most expensive domestic player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction as he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 11.5 crore, former India opener Akash Chopra felt the young pacer would have suited more at Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai were one of the three clubs along with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) who showed keen interest in roping in Unadkat's services. The 26-year-old left-armer was bought by the Royals for Rs 11.5 crore.
"Jaydev was best suited for the sluggish Chennai pitch...RR's punt with Unadkat is a little risky. With Buttler, Darcy, Stokes and Tripathi, RR won't make slow surfaces," Chopra tweeted.
Unadkat trended heavily on Twitter with many expressing reservations about his steep price.
Unadkat was the second highest wicket-taker during last year's IPL. Representing Rising Pune Supergiant, the Saurashtra pacer had claimed 24 wickets in 12 games at a strike rate of 11.4.