Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that Australian players are more concerned about bagging lucrative IPL deals during next year’s auction, which prevented them from sledging their Indian counterparts during the recently concluded series that hosts won 4-1.
“They (Australian players) are scared because of the next year’s mega IPL auctions. If they had sledged the Indian players in the ODI series, then the Indian franchise owners might think before bidding high for the Australian players. This can also be a reason for them not to get involved in sledging with their Indian counterparts,” Sehwag told India TV.
Australian players are the most popular in IPL, only second to Indian players. Players like David Warner and Steve Smith are even captaining IPL teams, that shows their worth in million dollar league.