Sameer Rizvi who is yet to play for India, triggered a massive bid at the Indian Premier League 2024 auction. The 20-year-old batter from Meerut was booed in by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 8.4 crore on December 19, in Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. Rizvi was elated after the auction and he said that it’s his dream to play under the captaincy of MS Dhoni who is one of the most legendary skippers in the history of Indian cricket.
“It is everyone’s dream to play under MS Dhoni’s leadership. What’s better than getting to play under a captain like him in your first IPL? Something I had not imagined in my dreams is finally happening. I will get to meet him, spend time with him, and play with him. He can groom anyone into a great player and I will get a chance as well,” Rizvi told ANI.
Coming 🔜 to Anbuden 🏼🥳
Message from Sameer! 🦁📹 pic.twitter.com/c0JVQTl5QR
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 19, 2023
The Chennai-based franchise has always been known for uplifting young talent as the likes of Mukesh Chaudhary and batter Ruturaj Gaikwad have grown at the franchise by leaps and bounds in their time during the IPL.
“Everyone knows that CSK is a champion team and is among the teams that have won the most titles. I have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the team and now will get to live it and become a better player and human being,” Rizvi said.
“I don’t know what to do with this amount I will hand over all money to my parents they will decide what to do with this amount,” the batter further added.
The Meerut-based batter wreaked havoc in the UPT20 league as he smashed 455 runs in 10 matches at an average of over 50 with the help of two hundreds and a fifty.