Gujarat Titans pacer Shivam Mavi recalled an interesting story from the 2023 Indian Premier League auctions. He expressed that he was surprised when his auction stopped at ₹1.10 crore. He added that he was keen to be picked by the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the upcoming season.
Shivam Mavi had a base price of ₹40 lakh while entering the 2023 Indian Premier League auction. During his bidding, there was a bit of a pause at ₹1.10 crore, but he was eventually signed by the Gujarat Titans for ₹6 crores. The pacer expressed that he is excited to play for the franchise. He said,
“Like last year we won here. Now that I have joined them, I am thinking I want to help us be champions again. During the auctions, I was in Nagaland playing a Ranji Trophy match for Uttar Pradesh. You must have seen earlier that my auction stopped at ₹1.10 crore and I was wondering why it stopped so early.”
“I wanted to be picked by the Gujarat Titans because I was excited to play with them. Had heard that the management and the captain here are very good. I met all of them earlier. That nature and the atmosphere of the team is really good, that’s why I wanted to be picked by GT.”
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Very excited to play with Shubman Gill: Shivam Mavi
Gujarat Titans pacer Shivam Mavi is excited to play alongside his 2018 U-19 World Cup teammate Shubman Gill. The duo has been playing together for a long time and was also part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in earlier Indian Premier League editions. Shivam Mavi said,
“I am very excited to play with Shubman. Obviously, it feels very good, since our Under-19 days we have played together. We played our U-19 series together, then the World Cup together, then we were at Kolkata Knight Riders together, then we played for India, and now for Gujarat Titans.”
The Gujarat Titans will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 Indian Premier League season opener on Friday, March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. They will be looking to kick off the season on a winning note.
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