IPL 2022: The Indian Premier League has witnessed fourteen seasons of drama, excitement and mixed emotions. Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the IPL with 5 titles.
Chennai Super Kings are the second-most successful franchise in the tournament with 4 titles. Kolkata Knight Riders won two titles while Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals won a title.
Chennai Super Kings were the champions of the previous edition. Now, it remains to be which team wins the title this time around. However, there would be plenty of interesting things in store for the fans in the new season.
Two new franchises will join the competition to make a serious bid for the title challenge. Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises will expect fans to turn up in numbers for the upcoming season.
While the IPL 2022 is a few months away from the start, the IPL fever is still on. The existing eight franchises submitted the players’ retention list on Tuesday. The action will tune to new franchises – Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
Their time is from December 1 to December 25. The two new teams can pick a maximum of three players (2 Indians, 1 overseas) from a draft involving all the cricketers that have been released.
IPL 2022: KKR CEO Venky Mysore tags wrong Venkatesh Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders retained four players ahead of the upcoming mega auction. Interestingly, the two-time IPL champions retained two Indians and two foreign players.
The players are none other than Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. They didn’t retain Shubman Gill as the youngster is through to the auctions.
Meanwhile, KKR CEO Venky Mysore made the headlines when he tagged the wrong “Venkatesh Iyer”. His blunder helped the Twitter user gain over 2,000 followers overnight. The KKR CEO Venky Mysore while announcing the list of cricketers retained by the franchise made a huge mistake. He had tagged the wrong Venkatesh Iyer on his Twitter handle.
The tweet went viral on social media. “We start our new journey with these four match winners! #SunilNarine @Russell12A @chakaravarthy29 & @venkyiyer58. Wish we could hv retained the entire #TeamKKR @KKRiders #IPLretention,” Mysore tweeted.
Nonetheless, while he tagged @venkyiyer58, the correct Twitter account of the KKR cricketer is @ivenkyiyer2512. This also happens to be a verified Twitter handle.
But Venky Mysore’s mistake meant that the incorrect user gained some followers. @venkyiyer58 had around 48 followers at the time KKR CEO put out this tweet. Now, if you look at the same profile, it shows over 2500 followers.