The auction of the IPL 2024 has been wrapped up. On December 19, the auction was organized in Dubai. The franchises fought hard to make the best squad ahead of the tournament. Along with some successful bids, some players remained unsold. English player Phil Salt remained unsold in the auction. This batter is disappointed and opened up about the feelings.
Released by Delhi Capitals:
Phill Salt is a talented batter for the England squad. In 2023, Salt played his debut IPL season. Delhi Capitals had a hard time in the last season. Opener Prithvi Shaw was out of form. In his absence, Salt played many matches for the franchise. He scored two half-centuries. He was the seventh batter who scored more runs at a higher strike rate.
Rhill Salt was playing in the last tournament being a backup option. In this 2024 auction, Rishabh Pant is set to come back. The franchise retained all its key players. Before the auction, Delhi Capitals released Phill Salt along with Rilee Rossouw. His international T20 record is not that great. Even if he was picked by any team, he would miss the last part of IPL due to national duty.
Being Unsold for IPL 2024:
As Delhi Capitals released him before the auction, the English batter entered into the auction. But he failed to earn a single bid. No franchises bid for him and the English player remained unsold. That was disappointing for him. He opened up about his thoughts. He said, “It was a confusing morning, I expected to get picked in the IPL auction. Having gone there last year and done well and after the year that I’ve had, these things happen.”
He was also delighted for his team members who will be playing IPL next year. He said, “There are a few lads in our dressing room who are going to have a very good Christmas, and I’m over the moon for them. “.