IPL 2021 Auction: Jahnavi Mehta, Aryan Khan set to be part of Kolkata Knight Riders auction table
The 2021 Indian Premier League would be the 14th edition of the world's most luxurious Twenty20 league. Tentatively set to be held in April-May, the tournament would witness a mini-auction on Thursday. Meanwhile, a few surprises are to be expected during the same.
The build-up to the Indian Premier League 2021 is already underway, as the edition would be the 14th edition of the world's most extravagant Twenty20 league. While it is likely to be played between April-May, it would witness the traditional pre-season mini-auction, slated on Thursday.
As the eight teams would look to buy the players of their ideal choice and build the best team around, the auction is known to pull up some surprises. Meanwhile, some exciting news has come up form the Kolkata Knight Riders camp, ahead of the auction.
Jahnavi Mehta, daughter of renowned Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, is set to be a part of the auction, as she is all set to give the Kolkata Knight Riders fans a behind the scenes tour. Juhi's husband, Jay Mehta, is one of the franchise's co-owners, alongside principal owner and Bollywood king, Shah Rukh Khan.
In case one does not remember, Jahnavi happens to be the youngest bidder in the history of IPL Auction, having done so during the last season. KKR sent out a tweet on the same, saying "The youngest bidder in #IPLAuction history is back. Our very own #JahnaviMehta will be taking over our Social Media for today, as she gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of the event in Chennai. Stay tuned!"
Besides Jahnavi, SRK's son Aryan, too, is all set to be a part of the auction for the first time. As IPL sent out a tweet on the briefing session for the event, Aryan was seen in the KKR auction table, CEO Venky Mysore and Mehta, while SRK's daughter Suhana was also seen joining them.
The auction is all set to be held in Chennai and get underway from 3 pm, while it would be telecasted LIVE on Star Sports. Almost 292 cricketers are set to get under the hammer, as the KKR, a former two-time champion (2012 and 2014) would look to build a strong squad.