Bengaluru: Auction for IPL 2018 is over and it is difficult for us to say which team owners are happiest at the end of day.
KKR is the only team who have spent full 80 crores, in the process they have picked 19 players, least number of players among all eight teams.
We talked to Jay Mehta, one of the co-owners of KKR team. We asked him, “With only 19 players, how KKR is planning to cope up with the 2-month duration IPL. Even you do not have any money left to ask some local players to come and field for your team in case situation arises.”
Mr. Mehta said, “Ours was a well thought out strategy. Minimum members maximum performance. This is what SRK reminded me before the auction.”
Mr. Mehta added, “If there is a need, SRK has told me he along with his close friend Karan Johar will be available for team selection. I am sure that will not be needed, but it is good to see the assurance from SRK. Karan whom I thought is only good in giving debuts to exciting prospects in Bollywood. Even he is ready to make a debut himself for his close friend.”
Many KKR players are excited they have good alternative career option available in Bollywood as Karan sometimes looks for fresh talent outside of film fraternity. His close association with team will help them.
Mamata di is livid when she heard Jay Mehta saying words like Minimum members maximum performance. She called SRK to inform, “If you really believe in words of PM, then do not expect me to drop you to airport in my Wagon-R. Find your own Ola cab when you come to Kolkata next”.