New Delhi: Former Australia all-rounder and current Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson slammed Mumbai Indians for spending over Rs 15 crore on Ishan Kishan in the IPL auction, saying the talented opener “wasn’t worth spending his entire salary”. .

Watson also criticized MI for buying the injured Jofra Archer for a huge amount. With five matches still not won, Mumbai have struggled to form a winning combination after spending Rs 15.25 crore to get Ishaan and Rs 8 crore to buy Jofra Archer, who is still from elbow surgery. is recovering.

The five-time champions had retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard. ‘The Grade Cricketer’ podcast.

“Spend so much money on Ishan Kishan… He is a very talented and skilled player, but he is not worth spending almost your entire salary.” He hasn’t played cricket for a long time. He’s got a lot of shortcomings in the team.”

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings also suffered four losses before opening their account with a 23-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Watson, who played for CSK in the IPL, said, “The biggest issue with CSK, now that I have watched five of their matches, is the hole they have, especially with their fast bowling.”

“In previous years, he had Shardul Thakur. Deepak Chahar is injured. They paid a lot for him in the auction, but he is unavailable for a lot of tournaments, which is a big hole.” There are no fast bowlers overseas like Josh Hazlewood. Earlier, they always had a world class foreign fast bowler. That’s why they are fighting.”