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Mike Hesson’s successful dinner bet and tactical bid for Steve Smith at IPL auction –

The former Black Caps coach used the star Australian batsman to pursue one of their top targets at RCB in the IPL auction.



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Mike Hesson bet dinner on star Australian batsman Steve Smith going for less than 4 crore (NZ$762,527) in last weeks Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
The former Black Caps coach was right, as revealed in a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) video demonstrating how franchises negotiate their way through the process of an auction that can be puzzling and confusing.
Smith, who was retained last year on a $2.68m contract with the Rajasthan Royals, was the first player sold at last Thursdays auction…

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