Nayar locked himself in a room during IPL auction!

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Published: Monday, February 4, 2013, 10:37 [IST]
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Mumbai, Feb 4: Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar reveals that those eight minutes during IPL 6 auction troubled him a lot as he became very nervous during the auction forcing him to stay locked in a room.

The allrounder was termed a hot property in the auction held at Chennai, as six franchises wanted to sign him for their respective teams. WIth a base price of $100,000 Pune Warriors bought him for $675,000.

'Locked myself in a room during auction'

Nayar who played a vital role in Mumbai's 40th Ranji Trophy win, had piled up 966 runs off 11 games including three centuries and eight half centuries. The allrounder had a decent outing with the ball as well with 19 wickets in the season.

Talking to mid-day about how he felt after being signed by Pune Warriors, Nayar said "My hands went cold. This was the first time I was watching the auction. It was a good experience to see yourself getting sold"

The 29-year-old also said that he was surprised to see as many as six teams bidding for him.

"I kept everyone away when the auction was on and locked myself in a room because I didn't want anyone to see my reactions. "I was pleasantly surprised to see so many teams bidding for me. I was expecting a decent run (in the auction).

"So, I am very happy and relieved that the auction is over. I will now focus on doing well," Nayar was quoted as saying by Mid-day.

Abhishek Nayar has represented Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians in the previous editions of IPL. The 29-year-old has also represented India Green, Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI and has also played for India in 3 ODIs.


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