Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction the 30-year-old Former Mumbai Indians' all-rounder Krunal Pandya made a clear statement of intent to IPL franchises to bet their money on him, and in return, he will prove to be a match-winner, in his own words.
This year the mega auction is slated to be held on February 12,13 in Bengaluru. Ahead of the two-day extravaganza, finalized are ready with their draft picks, while BCCI is also wrapping up preparations regarding the auction.
Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya made a statement stating that he plays to win matches, and thus teams would be wise to take a chance on the former Indian all-rounder.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo ahead of the all-important IPL 2022 mega auction, Pandya said, "Krunal Pandya will win you games - 100%. It is not me being over-confident or cocky. It is just self-belief. I am a team man. I always play to win championships."
He played a total of 84 games in the cash-rich league, scoring 1143 runs and 51 wickets to his name.
Pandya has kept his base price at INR 2 crores ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, although his form has dipped of late.
In the previous years, he had a below-par seasons could only muster up 143 runs and five wickets, the season before in 2020.
However, it remains to be seen if any of the franchises end up responding to Pandya's statement of intent.