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IPL 2013: Abhishek Nayar hopes to justify his auction price

IPL 2013: Abhishek Nayar hopes to justify his auction price

Abhishek Nayar scored over 950 for Mumbai in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season © PTI

Mumbai: Feb 4, 2013

Mumbai’s leading run-getter of the season, Abhishek Nayar, is focused on the Irani Trophy game against the Rest of India, commencing in Mumbai on February 6, and is not exactly celebrating the steep price of Rs 3.5 crore that he commanded at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.

“To be honest it has not sunk in yet because the Irani Trophy game is round the corner and I am more focused towards that. Hopefully, post that or post to having a good IPL, I can thing about the money part. As of now that’s not on my mind,” Nayar said on Monday after Mumbai’s practice session at the Wankhede Stadium.

Nayar was bought for USD 675,000 by Pune Warriors at the auction held in Chennai on Sunday, and would be moving over to play for a new franchise in IPL 6, to be held from April 3, after having represented Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2011.

Nayar, who scored over 950 runs in the season for Mumbai, said now that he knows his new team, he can concentrate on his preparations.

“I am happy and also relieved. I know where I am playing now. Hopefully, I can prepare well and deliver,”

“I am very happy where I am. Hopefully I can prove (justify) the amount of trust put in me by playing to my potential,” he said about his shift from King’s XI Punjab to the Warriors.

The left-handed batsman, who bowls medium pace with his right arm, has been a late addition to the India ‘A’ squad to take on the visiting Australian team in Chennai from Feb 16-18.

“I would be lying if I said if I wasn’t disappointed, but I was hopeful that there would be something better around the corner. Now that it has happened I feel it’s just about going there and proving the selectors right,” he said about his late inclusion as an additional member of the team.

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