Janhvi had entered the auction for the first time at the age of 17. She became the youngest participant to participate in the IPL auction. Juhi Chawla on Thursday wrote an emotional post on social media about this on social media.
Juhi Chawla wrote, ‘Ever since she was a little kid, Jhanvi didn’t just watch IPL, she watches all kinds of cricket. She used to watch the commentators seriously, she started understanding the aspects of the game. When she was about 12 years old, we went on vacation to Bali. Coffee table was booked in the hotel. It had life stories, achievements, records etc. of cricketers from all over the world. The few days that we spent in that hotel, she sat by the pool reading that book. As time passed, his interest in the game also increased.
He further said, ‘When it comes to cricket, there is a smile on his face. She is very happy and full of enthusiasm. I think his knowledge of this subject is amazing. Many thanks to our CEO Venky Mysore for engaging Jhanvi in discussing important issues and even encouraging her to give her opinion. As a mother I feel very happy and proud. He is very smart, he has a long way to go. By the grace of God, he is on the right track.’
KKR have retained Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer ahead of the auction.