- Kolkata acquired Venkatesh for Rs 20 lakh
- Venkatesh could fetch between Rs 12 crore and Rs 14 crore at auction
- Scored two fifty for Kolkata in the IPL
Venkatesh is likely to win between 12 million rupees and 14 million rupees in the mega auction to be held later this year. Venkatesh’s record in A-List matches is impressive. The average is 47 runs. The strike rate and T20 domestic game average are high. He is an excellent hitter and bowler. The last game showed that he can throw difficult overs too. Therefore, Manjrekar made it clear that there is no question that any franchise will acquire Venkatesh for a considerable sum.
The 26-year-old, who made his IPL debut with Kolkata, scored 41 in his first game. Soon after, Mumbai scored half a century against the Indians and Punjab kings. “We can see Venkatesh’s performance in the IPL not just in one season but in the long term,” Manjrekar said.
I was watching Venkatesh hitting. Interestingly, most of his shots are to the rear. In other words, Venkatesh is not a land grabber. The decision to stick to the crease is evident through the rearfoot. “I have no doubt that Venkatesh will be a great player,” Manjrekar said.
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