Veteran sports presenter Charu Sharma had to take over auctioneering duties at the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction at the ITC Gardenia Hotel in Bengaluru on Saturday after designated auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed mid-event due to Postural Hypertension. Sharma did a fine job conducting the auction for the rest of the day and resumed duties on Sunday for the second and final day of the auction. He earned plaudits from the cricketing fraternity and the masses for holding the event together after the medical emergency transpired.
How heartening it is to see Mr. Hugh Edmeades – the IPL Auctioneer – back on the podium! 😊 👏— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 13, 2022
A round of applause for Mr. Charu Sharma, who took over the Auction proceedings in the absence of Mr. Hugh Edmeades. 👏 👏#TATAIPLAuction @TataCompanies pic.twitter.com/d2AlKH2PYo