Abhishek Nayar is probably in the middle of the best of his cricketing years until yet. Earlier, during his stint in the domestic season this year, he was the prime performer for his team, Mumbai, and helped his team to become the title holders of Ranji Trophy for the record 40th time. He scored with a colossal average close to 100 in the 11 matches he represented for Mumbai. He made more than 950 runs, 966 to be precise; which comprised of 3 centuries and 8 half centuries for the southpaw. He was also good with the ball, bagging in 19 wickets in 11 matches. This all round performance from the youngster made him prime property for the player auctions of sixth Indian Premier League.
The anticipation over Abhishek Nayar’s bidding in IPL 6 auctions was such that he had locked himself in a room during the bidding, as confirmed by Nayar during a media interaction. Abhishek rightfully emerged as the costliest buy of the season among the Indian cricketers. 6 out of 9 participating teams were interested in having Abhishek in their team. The base price of 100,000 US Dollars went for a toss when the bidders began the rigorous bout of bidding. Finally, Abhishek was roped in by Pune Warriors India for a staggering 675,000 US Dollars.
When asked about the mind numbing numbers he fetched in the auctions, Abhishek said that the auction amount is yet to sink in and he would be looking to vindicate the amount through his on field performances for the Pune team. Abhishek, who has been part of Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab teams in the prior seasons of IPL, is currently gearing up for his outing in the practice match which Australian cricket team would be playing with India A team.