Finally, the waiting gets over for the Bengal born player Manoj Tiwary when picked by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the IPL players’ auction in Bengaluru on Monday. He was the last among the nine cricketers from the state to be listed at the auction along with pacer Sayan Ghosh were picked by RPS and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.
After the selection at the end, Major Tiwari said: “I want to thank the RPS team management for showing faith in me.” , it will be a great experience to be the part of IPL once again after missing out in the action last season.
Tiwary who quickly became the talk of the town shared his feelings telling that he was disappointed when his name was not announced during bidding of IPL auction 2017 in two rounds. He said “I was not nervous, but was beginning to feel a bit low after being bypassed in the first two rounds,” “I felt, I had done very well this time by leading underdogs East Zone to the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 title. So I tried to control my feelings and stayed cool,”
The aggressive batsman has no disappointed for picking him with the base price of Rs.50 lakh.He said “I have always loved playing the game. Money comes later. IPL is a huge platform and I was more interested in getting an chance to perform on that stage. I am happy to have got that opportunity,”
With a minimalistic approach towards his batting the 31-year-old, who played for KKR and Delhi Daredevils is looking forward to big chances to showcase his talent in Indian cricket.