Shubham Dubey, a brilliant Rajasthan Royals (RR) player, offered his opinions on the IPL 2024 auction experience. Dubey recounted in a recent interview the emotional rollercoaster he went through, from uncertainty to unexpected elation.
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Dubey said he went into the auction with mixed emotions, unsure which team would select him. As the day progressed, he remained at his regular practice for the impending Ranji Trophy matches, demonstrating his dedication to the game. The uncertainty of his selection maintained Dubey’s exhilaration. To his surprise, the bidding for Dubey was larger than expected, which surprised the batsman. The increasing bids were shocking to him and an emotional experience for his parents, who observed the unexpected turn of events.
His experience on the Auction day
“I began my normal routine on the day of the auction.” “With the Ranji Trophy approaching, all of my preparations are centred on that competition,” Dubey explained. Despite the IPL hype, his attention to Ranji Trophy preparation demonstrated his determination to performing well in all formats of the game. Dubey’s parents were moved by the bidding procedure, which exceeded their expectations.
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Witnessing his family’s emotional reaction became priceless for him at that point. Following the auction, Dubey humbledly showed his appreciation by touching his parents’ feet, recognizing their critical part in his accomplishment.
I am excited for the IPL
Dubey identified Kumar Sangakkara as a teammate or coach he looks forward to meeting. He expressed appreciation for the former Sri Lanka captain, underlining the learning experience he is looking forward to. Dubey, a left-handed batter like Sangakkara, sees this as an opportunity to learn from the revered figure. Dubey’s outstanding track record adds to his appeal. Dubey made an indelible impression in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 with 220 runs from 7 innings, a monster strike rate of 185+, and a scorching 58 off 20 balls in Vidarbha’s highest-ever run-chase.
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The Delhi Capitals first proposed the uncapped 29-year-old player, kicking up a bidding battle. Recognizing Dubey’s hard-hitting ability, the Royals paid Rs 5.8 crore to obtain him. This substantial investment demonstrates the team’s faith in what the Nagpur-based cricketer brings.
Dubey’s story reflects the hopes and emotions linked with the IPL auctions. Cricket fans anxiously await his effect in the next season as he prepares to don the Rajasthan Royals shirt. This auction was more than simply a financial endorsement for Dubey; it was the culmination of a dream, and the road ahead is just starting.