During the Tata IPL mega auction which was happening in Bengaluru on the 12th of February where all the franchises were ready to build their team for the upcoming IPL season.
While the all-rounders set was going on and the bidding war for the Sri Lankan star allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga was at its peak between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The auctioneer for the IPL mega auction Hugh Edmeades collapsed in the middle of the bidding process and there was a halt in the IPL mega auction.
The auctioneer was attended by the medical staff and later he was stable.The Mega Auction began at 3:30 PM with the new auctioneer being Charu Sharma, he took care of the further proceeding of the auction and helped the auction to get over for the day. Charu Sharma was the CEO of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008.
Former Indian player now commentator Aakash Chopra feels that Charu Sharma should be appreciated for the way he conducted the auction smoothly.
He Tweeted about the same on his social media platform
Charu Sharma deserves to be applauded for stepping in at the last minute and conducting a smooth auction. It’s not easy to appreciate and acknowledge how tough someone’s job is till you step into their shoes. Well done, Charu 😊😇
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 13, 2022
The entire room filled with all the franchises gave a round of applause for Sharma at the end of the auction later in the evening during the conclusion of the Auction day 1.
Around 143 players are remaining to go under the hammer on day 2 of the IPL mega auction which will start at 12 pm IST.