According to a report by Economics Times, Tiger Global will invest $40 million (about Rs. 332 crore) in Rajasthan Royals. With that, the value of the team will increase to 650 million dollars (about 5383 crore rupees).
Tiger Global is a company that has invested in companies like Flipkart, Zomato and Ola. Tiger Global also has an investment in online fantasy sports company Dream Sports. Dream Sports is the company behind the Dream XI fantasy game.
A report by the Economics Times suggests that Tiger Global Investment has also held talks with some other clubs in IPL Twenty20 cricket.
However, Rajasthan Royals is the most likely investment for Tiger Sports. UK-based Emerging Media is the current parent company of Rajasthan Royals.
Manoj Badela-led Emerging Media owns 60 percent of Rajasthan Royals. In 2021, American company Redbird invested in Rajasthan Royals. With that, the value of the club increased to 250 million dollars (about 2071 crore rupees).
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The team led by Sanju
Malayalam actor Sanju V. Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals finished only fifth in the 2023 IPL season. Sanju Samson is the captain of Rajasthan Royals from 2021.
Rajasthan Royals had entered the finals in the 2022 season. Rajasthan Royals’ best performance till date was only winning the maiden IPL Twenty20 cricket title in 2008. Made the playoffs in the 2013, 2015 and 2018 seasons.
Records were broken
Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals played 45 matches. 22 wins and 23 losses. Sanju Samson has the second most number of runs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL history.
The record is held by the late Australian legend Shane Warne (56 matches). During the 2023 season, Sanju Samson overtook Rahul Dravid (40 matches) to reach the second position.