2014 IPL Player auctions: Subramaniam Badrinath shocked to find himself unsold
Ex-CSK player Subramaniam Badrinath has revealed that he is devastated to find himself unsold at the recently concluded IPL auctions. Not a single franchise showed interest for the 33-year-old middle order batsman from Tamil Nadu.
The Hindu quoted Badrinath, “I am 100 per cent disappointed. It’s a blow to my chest. I really don’t know how to react. I have to look forward and stay positive. It’s important to move on.”
Badrinath, further, stated that even though he remained unsold on the first day, there was a glimmer of hope that he would be picked by any of the franchises the following day.
“I was optimistic about being picked up at least the second time because initially teams generally have different options and go for them,” he said.
When asked if he felt let down that his previous franchise too did not show much interest in him, he opined, “I have played 90-odd (95) games for CSK and I have a good record in the IPL. I am not blaming the CSK because they might have had something else in mind. I was disappointed because I didn’t receive a single bid from any franchise.”
Many people felt that his base price might have created a lack of interest among the teams. But the ace Tamil Nadu batsman ridiculed the fact saying, “I don’t think it’s a factor. I had based it on my experience, my contribution and records.”
Although he is upset with the Indian cricket fraternity right now, Badrinath admitted that he would miss being part of the much hyped T20 tournament. “It’s been a big influence on my life and career. It’s hard to digest, but it’s not the end of everything. It’s probably the case only this year.”