IPL retention 2022: Mr Nags, played by Danish Sait, is the mascot of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday retained three players, including their former captain Virat Kohli, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction as as franchises announced names of retained players. However, the announcement left one member of the franchise disappointed. And that is Mr Nags, the team’s in-house comedian and mascot.
“Extremely sad that cricket publications and journalists have spread misinformation regarding only 3 retentions at RCB, there are 4, Mr. Nags is retained. I hope the generalists will propagate the news and amplify this announcement. @RCBTweets,” Sait aka Mr Nags wrote.
“The only RCBian to hold the IPL trophy. Mr. Nags – Remember the name,” Said tweeted, sharing a photo of his Mr Nags version holding the trophy.
The only RCBian to hold the IPL trophy. Mr. Nags – Remember the name https://t.co/3UIvrWDlQ1 pic.twitter.com/anNoDGx3DO
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) December 1, 2021
RCB are still searching for their maiden IPL title.
Kohli, who previously had the biggest IPL annual salary of $2.7m, has been retained for $2 million after a pay cut.
“Did not have any second thoughts. Amazing journey and continues for three more years,” said Kohli.
“I believe the best is yet to come. Committed as ever as an RCBian. We hope we make you (fans) very proud. You will see a different version of me but I will be there with my heart and soul.”
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