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"All the hard work has paid off"- Twitterati reacts to Punjab Kings snapping up Jhye Richardson for INR 14 crore

Jhye Richardson
Jhye Richardson
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Modified 18 Feb 2021
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The Punjab Kings have snapped up Jhye Richardson for a whopping ₹14 crore at the IPL 2021 Auction.

There was a huge bidding war between the Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the Australian pacer's signature. But the Punjab-based franchise ultimately secured the services of the 24-year-old.

Fans on Twitter react to Jhye Richardson joining Punjab Kings

The Twitterati believes the Punjab Kings have a sensational player on their hands. Jhye Richardson, who was in red-hot form in the recently-concluded Big Bash League (BBL), would be the perfect new-ball partner for the likes of Mohammed Shami.

However, some fans couldn't believe Richardson was sold for such a huge amount, with Umesh Yadav fetching only ₹1 crore. Here's what they had to say:

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Jhye Richardson's short career has been marred by injuries. After impressing for Australia in all three formats of the game, a dislocated shoulder brought a halt to his progress.

However, the 24-year-old returned to action and was the leading wicket-taker in the 2020-21 Big Bash League. He picked up 29 wickets and helped the Perth Scorchers reach the final of the competition.

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Richardson was always going to be a sensational buy for any IPL team as he is a genuine wicket-taker. The pacer, who possesses the ability to swing the ball upfront, can also bowl well at the death. Last season, the Punjab Kings lacked a genuine wicket-taker and a death bowler.

Snapping up Jhye Richardson will surely give the Kings some much-needed balance in their team. The Punjab₹₹-based franchise are flexing their muscles in the auction and will be keen to cover other bases to form a formidable squad for the upcoming season.

Published 18 Feb 2021, 17:57 IST
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