- Feb 24, 2024
- Jun 22, 2023
Bangalore franchise of the Indian T20 League enjoyed another good season in the recently-concluded tournament of 2022. The team was led by former South African skipper Faf Du Plessis after the former skipper of team Virat Kohli stepped down from the role. The team made it to the qualifiers where they lost to Rajasthan.
Recently, the former Rajasthan player, Mahipal Lomror who was picked by Bangalore in the mega auction of 2022’s Indian T20 League has made a statement about his current team. He has talked about the fanbase of the team and compared it with the other sporting team in the world of sports.
“Bangalore’s fanbase is the biggest fanbase for any cricketing team,” Mahipal Lomror was quoted as saying to Sportskeeda. Notably, Lomror was bought by Bangalore in the mega auction for this year’s tournament at an amount of INR 95 lakhs. Bangalore picked the youngster after going through a bidding war with the Rajasthan.
Although, he couldn’t enjoy a good season while playing for Bangalore. Batting in 5 innings of the 7 matches he played, Lomror managed to score 86 with an average of a mere 17.20 having the highest individual score of 42 runs to his name.
Bangalore might think of retaining him for the next season of the Indian T20 League which is to be played next year in 2023. The team is still waiting for its first trophy in the 14-year history of the tournament since its inception in 2008.
To note, there has been a big update regarding the broadcasting and media rights of the Indian T20 League. The broadcasting rights have been sold to two separate broadcasters after a long round of auction which ended on June 13 (Monday). The TV rights have been sold to Sony Pictures Network and Star Sports Network whereas digital rights have been sold to Jio and Hotstar as per reports.