Srinagar: England pace legend James Anderson has expressed hos shock at Pakistan skipper ans star batter Babar Azam getting unsold at The Hundred Draft.
The World of Cricket was left shocked recently when Babar Azam went unsold at the draft of The Hundred.Babar, who entered the draft with a reserve price of £100,000, didn’t find any takers.
Speaking on BBC’s Tailender Podcast, Anderson said that he would have spent the whole budget to make sure that Babar was in his side.
“Why was Babar not picked up? Was his price too high?,” Host asked.
“I’ll pay double for him [Babar Azam]. I’ll spend the whole budget on Babar Azam. The only thing I can guess is that there might have been an availability issue, which is why he wasn’t picked,” James Anderson answered.
Anderson also shared how he was also once overlooked when he entered the IPL auction.
“I went into the IPL auction once and didn’t get picked up,” Anderson said.
In last year’s draft as well, Babar was not picked as the tournament clashed with Pakistan’s international commitments. Babar was listed at the reserve price of £125,000. Meanwhile Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah found buyers during the draft while as Shadab Khan was retained by the franchise.