IPL auctioneer Hugh Adams returns to the stage to applause, watch video

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Bengaluru: There was an emotional moment during the last hour of the Indian Premier League auction when the veteran auctioneer () made a comeback and everyone in the hall stood up to greet him. Admids, who has experience of over 2,700 auctions across the globe, fell down on the first day of the auction on Saturday when he was bidding for Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. He was given immediate treatment and he felt dizzy due to low blood pressure. After this Hue did not participate in the auction. The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) hired 62-year-old TV presenter (Charu Sharma) who played his role very well to take the auction process forward. Charu Sharma played the role on the second day as well, but Hugh Adams returned to the stage shortly before the auction ended. After coming on stage, Hugh Adams expressed his gratitude to Charu Sharma and jokingly said that BCCI should put a fence around the podium so that he would not fall. Adams has been conducting auctions in IPL for the last three seasons. He has participated in more than 2700 auctions in his career spanning 36 years. He became the auctioneer for the first time in the mega auction of IPL. Earlier in 2018 there was a mega auction. At that time Richard Madley was in the role of auctioneer. In this IPL auction, 204 players were bid. Ishaan Kishan was the most expensive in this. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore. He was also a part of the Mumbai team last season. Chennai Super Kings spent 14 crores for Deepak Chahar. 600 players were shortlisted for the auction.

[Attribution to NBT]

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