The two-day mega auction completed with all teams finalising their squads. It was an action-packed event as many players earned life-changing money. Ishan Kishan was the most expensive player as he was sold to Mumbai for 15.25 crores. Deepak Chahar was roped in by Chennai for 14 crores. As many as 10 players, including Shardul Thakur and Harshal Patel, also earned more than 10 crores. Meanwhile, luck wasn’t in favour of every player as several big names went unsold as well. However, the biggest surprise was Suresh Raina going unsold. Raina has been an integral part of Chennai since the inception of the tournament but the franchise ignored him for the coming season. He is one of the icons of the tournament and holds many records. The southpaw played crucial roles in all of Chennai’s title wins but the team didn’t bid for him after an average show in the previous season.
Meanwhile, the fans were disappointed to see Raina going unsold in mega auction.
This is how Twitterati reacted
Sad that not a single team picked Mr. IPL Suresh Raina who has had an extraordinary performance in most IPL tournaments. Someone who has scored 400 runs in most IPLs till now. Many today are heartbroken to see him go unsold.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 13, 2022
Whenever IPL's name will be taken , Suresh Raina's name will be the first to appear in an entire generation's mind. That's his greatest achievement. The streets won't forget him. Farewell legend ðŸ™ðŸ¼ pic.twitter.com/H3kT5vmOOO
— ` (@FourOverthrows) February 13, 2022
Suresh Raina ðŸ’”
— LetsOTT Global (@LetsOTT) February 13, 2022
— Suresh Raina FCâ„¢ (@CultRaina) February 12, 2022
Changing times. One of the greats of the IPL, Suresh Raina goes unsold.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2022
Nobody ruled the IPL better and longer than Suresh Raina. The streets will be never forget his contribution for CSK. pic.twitter.com/iPOuyaCdSZ
— â€˜ (@Ashwin_tweetz) February 13, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 12, 2022
Ab De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Suresh Raina, 4 one of the Greatest Ever – End of an Era. pic.twitter.com/DAfouX1C0k
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) February 13, 2022
Then : BCCI to Virat Kohli
Now : CSK to Suresh Raina pic.twitter.com/cWJ5yxq64A
— Và¼™Ià¼™Rà¼™Aà¼™Tà¼™ Sà¼™Tà¼™Aà¼™Nà¼™ áµ›áµ (@Viratstan_) February 13, 2022