The auction for the IPL 2021 will be taking place on February 18 and the IPL franchises will be bidding for 292 players out of whom 164 are Indians. However, what has left the social media users in a pretty unhappy state is the fact that Vivo Smartphone Company is back as the main sponsor of the IPL.
Vivo has been associated with the IPL for quite few years but last year BCCI had to search for a new sponsor after cancelling the contract of the Chinese company Vivo because the tension between India and China was at its peak after the Galwan valley clash. In the Galwan valley clash, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred, on the other hand Chinese authorities kept mum on the matter of casualties on their side but as per the unofficial sources, they had lost 35-45 soldiers. Initially BCCI was not in the mood to let Vivo go but after it got slammed ruthlessly online, it had to change its decision.
The IPL 2020 was sponsored by Dream 11, the company which develops online fantasy games, and Dream 11 had to pay Rs. 222 crores for it. However, it was made clear that Dream 11 had obtained the rights for one year only and BCCI hadn’t signed a multi-year deal with Dream 11 like Vivo.
Recently the official Twitter handle of Indian Premier League shared a pic of trophy with the caption,
“ALERT: VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list announced
292 players set to go under the hammer in Chennai on February 18, 2021”
ALERT🚨: VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list announced
2⃣9⃣2⃣ players set to go under the hammer in Chennai on February 18, 2021 😎
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 11, 2021
As the news of Vivo making a comeback reached social media, the micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with reactions and some of them are even asking whether Tik-Tok is going to make a comeback as well. Here are some of the selected reactions:
— SkinnyGirlDiariez – Content Creator/Blogger (@SkinnygirlDee) February 12, 2021
Where is dream 11
— Om k barsaiyan 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@OBarsaiyan) February 12, 2021
@IPL dream 11 se vivo IPL🤔
— Abdulla Sid (@AbdullaSid3) February 12, 2021
Vivo IPL Again ?? No Dream11 ??
— Abhinav (@DeadlyYorkers) February 11, 2021
Is vivo back as the title sponser?
— JASON (@jasoneugine) February 12, 2021
Now china is ally again..?
vivo come back🤔
— Dark Lord (@_darkLord_22) February 11, 2021
VIVO IPL?? Back in games?
— Subhash Rajpurohit (@01Rajpurohit) February 12, 2021
Again vivo title sponsor
Same of India
At same time last year we can't accept China products but now India wants accepted their sponsorship 😂😂
— AVM-11 EXPERT (@11_avm) February 12, 2021
Sir vivo ko phirse ipl 2021 ki sponsorship ya organize karne ki permission milgaya he kya…. Mujhe to lagatha ki dream11 ko hi milega phir se organize karne ko kyun ki vivo ki agreement ko to cancel kardiya gayatha na🤨🤨🤨🧐🧐🧐
— Dayanidhi Pradhan (@Dayanid79377414) February 12, 2021
— रणजीतसिंह (@RSG81046694) February 12, 2021
Dream 11 IPL 2020 was organized in UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic and it was won by Mumbai Indians. This was the fifth time that MI won the IPL under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and they will certainly like to repeat their success in the IPL 2021 too.
Do you think bringing back Vivo as the main sponsor of the IPL2021 is correct? Let us know your views in this connection.