Video: SRH All-Rounder Nitish Reddy Sold For ₹15.6 Lakh, Most Expensive Buy At Andhra Premier League Auction 2024

Video: SRH All-Rounder Nitish Reddy Sold For ₹15.6 Lakh, Most Expensive Buy At Andhra Premier League Auction 2024

Godavari Titans acquired the services of Nitish Reddy for a record 15.6 lakh at the Andhra Premier League Auction 2024.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11:32 PM IST
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Nitish Reddy | Credits: Twitter

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Nitish Reddy couldn't contain his excitement after he became the most expensive buy at the Andhra Premier League (APP) Auction 2024 in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, May 16.

Representative of the six franchises - Rayalaseema Kings, Coastal Riders, Uttarandhra Lions, Godavari Titans, Bezawada Tigers and Vizag Warriors were at the table to bid for their targeted players ahead of the third edition of the Andhra Premier League.

However, it was the Godavari Titans who stole the spotlight by acquiring the services of rising star Nitish Reddy for a whopping INR 15.6 lakh at the auction. This marked the most expensive buy by a franchise in the history of the Andhra Premier League auction. The Titans had to face stiff competition from all six franchises before successfully acquiring Nitish.

Nitish Reddy's joy was evident as he was watching the auction live from his hotel room in Hyderabad and the video of his reaction was shared by Sunrisers Orange Army Official on its X handle (formerly Twitter) before it went viral on social media.

Nitish Reddy was one of the hottest properties at the APL Auction 2024, given his recent run of form with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL season. The 20-year-old was part of Godavari Titans in the inaugural edition of the Andhra Premier League in 2022.

Nitish Reddy proves to be steal buy for SRH in IPL 2024

The Andhra all-rounder Nitish Reddy sold for INR 20 lakh to Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction in December 2023 in Dubai. However, it turned out to be steal buy for the franchise.

Reddy has been in an impressive form and became one of the assets for SRH team in the ongoing IPL season. The 20-year-old's counterattacking style of batting and his ability to be calm under pressure proved him to be a pivotal player for the side.

In IPL 2024, Nitish Reddy has amassed 239 runs, including two fifties, at an average of 47.80 and a strike rate of 152.23 in nine matches. His best performance came against Rajasthan Royals, where he played a brilliant unbeaten 76 off 42 balls, including three fours and eight sixes, to help SRH post a defendable total of 201/3 in 20 overs.

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