IPL 2024

A story about how Delhi Capitals scouted Ayush Badoni but didn’t bid for him

Ayush Badoni
Ayush Badoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Lucknow Super Giants recruit Ayush Badoni has been garnering many headlines since the beginning of the IPL 2022. The youngster has played a couple of impressive knocks to bail his side out of trouble. Many fans already see Badoni as the finisher in the Team India limited-overs setup.

Amid all the voices, Ayush Badoni played a vital knock for Lucknow Super Giants against Delhi Capitals. While he stayed in the arena for only three deliveries, he returned amid thunderous applause after winning the game.

When Lucknow Super Giants faced Delhi Capitals, the former required 5 runs in the last over to win the contest. Shardul Thakur was bowling the final over, and the new batter Ayush Badoni just entered the scene. While Thakur managed to sneak the first delivery for a dot, Badoni smashed the senior pro for a four and a six on the next two deliveries to win the game.

The youngster won the game for his team and did a fist pump to celebrate the win. However, it didn’t go well with several fans as they believed it was a gesture of overconfidence.

Nevertheless, it could just be a reaction from Ayush Badoni after proving the Delhi Capitals wrong and proving his worth. Many people don’t know, but there is a backstory between Ayush Badoni and Delhi Capitals.

What’s the backstory of Ayush Badoni and Delhi Capitals?

A Twitter user recently put some light on the backstory of the Delhi-based franchise and Badoni. He revealed, “Ayush Badoni was asked to clear 3 levels of trials by @DelhiCapitals scouts. The last one was during the 3rd wave in Mumbai. He smacked 50 in less than 20 balls in each of them. Then they didn’t even bid. The fist pump after killing the game said it all.”


While Delhi Capitals might be rueing the missed opportunity now, Lucknow Super Giants have managed to land a great young talent. Ayush Badoni has come up through Delhi’s domestic circuit, and Gautam Gambhir has had a keen eye on him for a while now. The World Cup winner is the mentor of LSG, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to sign the youngster.

At the same time, Ayush Badoni has repaid LSG’s faith in him so far after scoring 107 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 148.61.

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