The trade window of the IPL is open again, and the teams have the option of making a few deals before the start of the new season.
A while back, the Delhi Daredevils (DD) made a deal with the Rising Pune Supergiants, selling all-rounder Albie Morkel and batsman Saurabh Tiwary to MS Dhoni's franchise.
Following that, DD has now been approached by the Mumbai Indians over their young attacking batsman Shreyas Iyer. Unsurprisingly, the Daredevils, whose entire strategy at the auction was to invest on young players, rejected the defending champions' offer, while making it clear Iyer is not for sale.
According to the Bangalore Mirror, the Mumbai Indians was so desperate to sign Iyer that they even offered them three players in exchange.
Iyer was one of the few positives for the Delhi Daredevils last season. He was their leading rungetter in IPL 2015 for the franchise. Iyer, who plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, scored 439 runs in 14 matches, at an impressive T20 average of 33.76. The talented batsman scored four half-centuries last season.
Iyer is thought to be on the cusp of India selection after showing outstanding form with his willow in the domestic season. The Delhi Daredevils opening batsman has scored over 1000 runs in the current Ranji Trophy season.
MI has roped in many local uncapped talents in their side over the past few years and their interest in local boy Iyer is understandable.
Iyer was bought by the Daredevils in the IPL 2015 player auction. He has done extremely well at the top of the order with Mayank Agarwal, and DD will want to see the youngster continue his solid form this season as well.