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IPL 2018 Auction: 5 memorable incidents in auction history

Vishnu Rajesh
ANALYST
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#4 It's Harpreet, not Harmeet!

What
What's in a name? Ask Harpreet Singh!

After a fine performance in the 2017 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Harpreet Singh would have been rest assured that he would get picked by an IPL side in the auctions. His hopes were sadly shattered owing to a major blunder by a news agency.

Another Indian cricketer by the name of Harmeet Singh (note the difference!) had been arrested and subsequently granted bail for driving his car straight into Andheri railway station. The news agency erroneously named an unfortunate Harpreet Singh instead of Harmeet. This coincidentally happened right before the IPL auctions, which saw Harpreet go unsold.

The Madhya Pradesh batsman was clearly unhappy with the way his fate unfolded through no fault of his. Luckily for him, Harpreet's form didn't go unnoticed and he got the contract that he deserved as the Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him as a replacement for the injured Sarfaraz Khan.

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