London: Exciting Irish batsman Eoin Morgan said tracking Tuesday's Indian Premier League auction was a "nerve-racking" experience and he had given up all hopes when he saw Shahid Afridi going unsold.
The 23-year-old Dubliner said he initially had no plans to follow the auction but sleep eluded him and he tracked it online in what turned out to be quite an experience.
"I was at home watching it on the internet. I hadn't planned to watch it and my housemate said he would watch for me but I couldn't sleep this morning and I came in about 15 minutes before my pool," said the Irishman who was snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $220,000.
Pak cricketers disappointed at IPL snub
"It was nerve-racking. It was weird, it was like playing Championship Manager, watching the text come up," Morgan was quoted as saying by The Guardian.