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India’s legendary national cricket team spins legs anil kumble he was delighted to see 31-year-old Mayank Agarwal sign with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction for INR 8.25 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) released 12 players ahead of the mini-auction. They had 12 players on the team, including 4 abroad. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) entered the mini-auction with the largest purse of INR 42.25 crore and had a maximum of 13 slots to fill, 4 of which were for foreign players.

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SRH bought a total of 13 players in the IPL 2023 mini-auction: Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore), Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 crore), Heinrich Klaasen (INR 5.25 crore), Adil Rashid (INR 2 crore), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.6 crore), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh) , Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 crore), Nitish Kumar Reddy (INR 20 lakh ), Akeal Hosein (INR 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh).

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Meanwhile, Kumble said that the new team environment at Sunrisers Hyderabad would definitely help Mayank.

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“Mayank has been the captain of Punjab and they sacked him. I am very happy that he has gone to a team like Sunrisers,” said Anil Kumble on JioCinema.

“I think a new environment will definitely help Mayank and it’s wonderful to have him on the team,” Kumble explained.

“I don’t know how much Murali will be able to help Mayank with his hitting, but Brian Lara is there,” Kumble quipped.

I was partly nervous and excited but glad to be a part of SRH – Mayank Agarwal

IPL Auction 2023: Mayank Agarwal bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 8.25 crore

Mayank Agarwal was the first player retained by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction and was appointed team captain. However, after a poor season, Mayank was released by the franchise. Notably, former Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal became the most expensive Indian player in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.

“I was partly nervous and excited, but I’m glad to be a part of SRH and I’m really looking forward to working with Muralitharan and Lara, very experienced and internationally successful players,” said Mayank Agarwal at JioCinema after being contacted by SRH.

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