Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday hinted that neither him nor Shreyas Iyer will be retained by Delhi Capitals ahead of the mega auction for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Having made a splendid white-ball comeback after four years in the T20 World Cup earlier this month, the 35-year-old Ashwin made quite an impact in the three-match series against the Kiwis, giving crucial breakthroughs while restricting the runs in the middle overs. However ahead of the IPL mega auction Ashwin reckons that he and Shreyas Iyer would not be retained.
The 35-year-old made the major claim while analyzing IPL’s mega auction retention perspective. “I am not getting retained by Delhi, I would have known by now if Delhi management would have retained me” Ashwin said on his Youtube channel.
Ashwin further declared, ‘I don’t this even Shreyas is getting retained by the franchise’
While the off-spinner bowled some impressive spells in DC colours. Ashwin played 28 matches picking 20 wickets. As far as Iyer is concerned, the right-handed batter has been a vital part of the Delhi-based team ever since making his IPL debut in 2015. Iyer scored 1916 runs at 31.7 with 16 half-centuries in 86 outings. While It would not be surprising if Ashwin and Iyer are looked at as captains by teams.
According to report Capitals are likely to retain captain Rishabh Pant, opener Prithvi Shaw and South African pacer Anrich Nortje. The fourth retention could be Aves Khan or Axar Patel.