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Sameer Rizvi is the perfect replacement for Ambati Rayudu, believes Uthappa

Sameer Rizvi is the perfect replacement for Ambati Rayudu, believes Uthappa

Shedding light on Rizvi's cricketing prowess, his outstanding performance in the UP T20 League got him this big of price.

In a great turn of events at the IPL 2024 Auction, Robin Uthappa has boldly declared Sameer Rizvi as the perfect replacement for Ambati Rayudu. This declaration has set the stage for a significant bidding war, eventually leading to Sameer Rizvi joining the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for a whopping INR 8.40 crore.

Robin Uthappa at IPL 2024 Auction show at JioCinema said: “Sameer Rizvi is replacement for Ambati Rayudu.” And it seems CSK fans also think so, as they voiced their opinion on youngster.

The young and dynamic Sameer Rizvi commenced the auction with a humble base price of 20 lakh. CSK wasted no time in expressing their interest, initiating a spirited exchange with Gujarat Titans. The bidding war escalated rapidly, surpassing the 1 crore mark and refusing to back down.

The intensity grew as the bid soared to 6 crores, and CSK, determined, took it further to 7.60 crores. The dramatic climax saw Sameer Rizvi being bagged by CSK for an impressive 8.40 crores.

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Who is Sameer Rizvi?

Shedding light on Rizvi’s cricketing prowess, his outstanding performance in the UP T20 League got him this big of price. Rizvi, aged 20, emerged as the leading six-hitter for Kanpur Superstars, amassing 455 runs in nine innings with two sensational centuries.

Despite missing trials with franchises like Punjab Kings due to prior commitments, Rizvi showcased his potential in the UP Under-23 squad, culminating in a tournament victory.

Robin Uthappa’s endorsement and Sameer Rizvi’s high-value acquisition mark exciting developments in the IPL 2024 Auction. As the auction continues, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate more surprising twists and big-money moves, making this edition one to remember.

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