IPL 2021 auction: ‘I feel at home,’ says Shivam Dube after RR buys him


India all-rounder Shivam Dube, who represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), will now play for Rajasthan Royals (RR) within the upcoming IPL. 
Dube, 27, whose base worth was Rs 50 lakh, was offered to RR for Rs 4.4 crore in the course of the IPL public sale in Chennai on Thursday. Dube reckoned that getting a much bigger quantity was not on his thoughts in the course of the public sale.  
Dube, who had a observe session with the Mumbai crew in Jaipur previous to the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy yesterday, keenly adopted the public sale on tv.   
“Being within the IPL and sustaining your efficiency is the massive deal. I don’t fear in regards to the cash. I do know that I’m going to grow to be an enormous participant if I work actually laborious,” Dube advised mid-day from Jaipur on Thursday.
In 2019, RCB purchased Dube for R5 crore. He scored 129 runs and claimed 4 wickets in 11 IPL video games.
‘A brand new household’
When requested what went by way of his thoughts when three groups—Sunrisers Hyderabad, RR and Delhi Capitals— had been bidding for him, he mentioned: “I knew that there have been few groups, who had been all in favour of me. They knew what kind of a participant I’m. I used to be extra excited as I didn’t know which crew I’m going to play for within the subsequent IPL. Now, I’m feeling good that I’m in RR. It’s a brand new crew, a brand new household and naturally, there might be a very new environment so it’s a pleasant feeling.”
Delighted Dube
Dube, who has represented the nation in 13 T20Is and the lone ODI, is delighted to play beneath Sanju Samson’s captaincy and be guided by RR crew director Zubin Bharucha.
“Sanju is my buddy and I do know Zubin sir from my U-19 days. He is aware of the right way to utilise me. I feel at dwelling,” mentioned Dube.
“In 2013 or 2014, Zubin sir known as me at Venus floor in Goregaon to bat towards some RR bowlers. I nonetheless keep in mind how I did quite a lot of energy hitting, which included an enormous six which went over left-arm pacer Kamran Khan’s head. Zubin sir was delighted and advised me that my straight drive was a particular shot. He mentioned, ‘Don’t take into consideration the rest, simply deal with the sport and I’ve the standard to be participant,’”recalled Dube.




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