When New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson came out to bat on the first day of the New Year in a rain-curtailed ODI match against the West Indies in Queenstown, little did he know about what the life-changing day had in store for him. It was this day when he broke Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's long-standing record for the fastest ODI century. His 36-ball blitzkrieg immediately caught the attention of most franchises in the Indian Premier League ahead of the 2014 Players' Auction.
Now, the man himself, Anderson, has caught attention once again by saying that the IPL auction day on February 12 is not something he is looking forward to, least of all the time when the hammer is set against his name. He would rather stay focused on the Test series against India as of now.
"Luckily enough it's between the Tests. So yes there's been a bit of talk between the boys to watch the auction over dinner and stuff but I don't want to watch my one. Rather watch the others. It will be quite exciting," the all-rounder told ESPNCricinfo. (IPL 2014 auctions: 514 players to go under the hammer)