The Indian Premier League is a tournament which gave us many cricketing talents who are representing India at the international level. The road to IPL always starts from the auction ceremony and this year's bidding event was no less than a festive occasion for many uncapped players.
After record-breaking bids for Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Dube, the franchises were not stopping for anyone as one of the biggest surprises was the final price of Prayas Ray Barman. The 16-year old young lad becomes the youngest player to become a crorepati in the cash-rich league. He was bought for 1.5 Crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Prayas, who is said to be a mystery spinner will play under Virat Kohli's leadership in the RCB camp where he will definitively get great exposure. The Bengal cricketer has the best bowling figure of 4/20 in domestic cricket and is all set to make his name in IPL 2019 which will be played in March next year.
Veterans like Brendon McCullum, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel went unsold, youngster Prayas's bid of 1.5 Crore was the shocker of the day but certainly, it should be the happiest day for the young lad.
Here are some fans reaction to Prayad whopping IPL price tag on social media.
Name : Prayas Ray Barman— Sagar Patil (@pro_sp21) December 18, 2018
Role : All Rounder
Age : **15**
Base Price : 20 Lakh
Sold Price : 150 Lakh to @RCBTweets
All Indian young players in this #IPLAuction currently be like #IPLAuction2019 #AuctionOnStar pic.twitter.com/x5lil4330l
So a 15 yr old cricketer Prayas Ray Barman is sold for ₹1.5 Crore. When I was 15, I was struggling to convince my father to increase my pocket money from ₹10 to ₹20.#IPLAuction— Nimit (@nimitarora1991) December 18, 2018
15 years old Prayas Ray Barman gets Rs. 1.5 crores in the IPL auction. Mind Blowing. @RCBTweets— .... (@ynakg2) December 18, 2018