Even before wondering that, shouldn't one wonder whether an IPL team even wants Shahid Afridi or not.
He had a terrible season playing for the Deccan Chargers in 2008.
He publicly denounced his captain, VVS Laxman, after the season was over.
There were rumours that he didn't act professionally and missed several training sessions.
So then, why would an IPL team want Shahid Afridi?
Why not I ask.
Afridi helped Pakistan win the World T20 earlier this year.
He was man of the match in both the semi final and final of the World T20.
He has rediscovered his batting form, at least in the T20 version of the game; he recently became one of the few batsmen to hit 3 consecutive 50s in T20 internationals.
He took over the captaincy of the Pakistan T20 team and hasn't lost a game as captain yet.
He is at the top of his bowling form and is still the 2nd highest wicket taker in all T20 internationals.
Moreover, he is playing for South Australia in the T20 Big Bash down under and has delivered 2 consecutive man of the match performances helping SA beat Western Australia and Queensland.
If that is not a T20 match winner, than what is?
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Shahid Afridi will be the most sought after player in the IPL auction set to take place before the 3rd season of the league kicks off this year.
Or rather, should be!
He is in the list of 97 players to be auction, which was released yesterday.
IPL teams, start budgeting for the Boom Boom!