Krishnappa Gowtham, this is the name which is trending since the VIVO IPL AUCTION 2018 held on Bangalore. After two years of the ban, Rajasthan Royals backs in Indian Premier League(IPL) and rebuilt their team for the upcoming season of IPL. During the second day of the auction, Franchise retained Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, and Dhawal Kulkarni and picks some other good batsman including Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler, Rahul Tripathi, etc. Franchise also picked an uncapped all-rounder with an amount of surprising 6.2 Crore- Krishnappa Gowtham – will play for Rajasthan Royals in this season.
Although the franchise has bought them, so definitely there will be a surprising point of view from their side. Gowtham is a 29-years-old all-rounder, who did not get his IPL début till now, he was picked was Mumbai Indians in the previous season but couldn’t get a chance to play a match for his team.
Gowtham domestic season is full of Ups and Downs, he made his Ranji début for Karnataka, in 2012 against Bengal, where he picked two wickets in both of the innings. He played 22 matches so far, he picked 79 wickets with best figures of 7/72 and has the economy of just 5.0. In batting states, he scored 541 runs in 28 innings of 22 matches, with two excellent half-centuries and one maiden hundred. In T20’s he played 27 matches and his performance with the bat is 310 runs along with the strike rate of 159, also picked 20 wickets in these matches.
Franchise Rajasthan Royals got him during the second day of IPL Auction, during bidding Royal Challengers Bangalore started the bidding over him, after that Kolkata Knight Riders, joined in.
Mumbai Indians joined the party only to drive the price of the player. In the end, it came down to bidding stare down between Rajasthan Royals raise and RCB, but it, in the end, it was Rajasthan Royals who walked away with their man.