The two-day mega auction has ended in Bengaluru where 10 teams bought as many as 204 players after shelling out a total of ₹551.70 crores as well. However, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made headlines with their pick of players. But fans were not happy with their buy of Maheesh Theekshana and they asked to boycott the four-time IPL champions also.
Even many people are sharing photos of Maheesh Theekshana saying that CSK should leave him as it is owned by Tamils. However, Maheesh Theekshana is Sri Lankan fast bowler and CSK bought him for Rs 70 lakh. He comes from Sinhalese background. And, as per the report, Sinhalese soldiers allegedly committed war crimes against Tamilians in Sri Lanka. As a result, social media has been flooded with messages demanding to boycott the franchise. Even, a few said that the CSK should remove Maheesh Theekshana from the team as well.
The 21-year-old has earlier praised the Sri Lankan army, which has been accused of committing mass atrocities and genocide, for its involvement in cricket in Sri Lanka as well.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user wrote: “Remove the player from the franchise or Remove the word “Chennai” from your franchise name. If you feel this boy is more important for you than the emotions of Tamils, you don’t need to represent Chennai in IPL. @ChennaiIPL #Boycott_ChennaiSuperKings”
Remove the player from the franchise or Remove the word "Chennai" from your franchise name.
If you feel this boy is more important for you than the emotions of Tamils, you don't need to represent Chennai in IPL. @ChennaiIPL #Boycott_ChennaiSuperKings pic.twitter.com/SpFpU6B3To
— பிரியக்குமார் அ (@ProudTamizhan1) February 14, 2022
IPL 2022 Auction summary :
Chennai Super Kings – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 2.95 crore remaining
Delhi Capitals – 24 players, 7 overseas, Rs 10 lakh remaining
Kolkata Knight Riders – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 45 lakh remaining
Mumbai Indians – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 10 lakh remaining
Punjab Kings – 25 players, 7 overseas, Rs 3.45 crore remaining
Rajasthan Royals – 24 players, 8 overseas, Rs 95 lakh remaining
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 22 players, 8 overseas, Rs 1.55 crore remaining
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 23 players, 8 overseas, Rs 10 lakh remaining
Lucknow Super Giant- 21 players, 7 overseas, Rs 0 remaining
Gujarat Titans- 23 players, 8 overseas, Rs 15 lakh remaining