On the first day of IPL auction, 74 players were bidding, young Indian names were in demand

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Bangalore: India’s star wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan became the second most expensive Indian player after Yuvraj Singh in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL Mega Auction), while a total of 10 players got Rs 10 crore on the first day on Saturday. or was purchased for an amount greater than that. Ishaan was bought again by Mumbai Indians (MI) from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 15 crore 25 lakh after a long competition. Teams also showed interest in fast bowlers, while uncapped (who have not played international matches) players were also heavily bid. Many teams showed interest in fast bowler Deepak Chahar but in the end, Chennai Super Kings managed to reunite him with their team by spending Rs 14 crores. Apart from Chahar, the fast bowlers who got the big bucks include Shardul Thakur (Delhi Capitals, Rs 10.75 crore), Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rs 10.75 crore), highest wicket-taker in the last season, Pranand Krishna (Rajasthan Royals, Rs 10 crore). ), Lockie Ferguson (Gujarat Titans, Rs 10 crore), ‘Uncapped’ Avesh Khan (Lucknow Supergiants, Rs 10 crore), Kagiso Rabada (Punjab Kings, Rs 9.25 crore), Trent Boult (Royals, Rs 8 crore), Josh Hazlewood (Rs 8 crore). Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rs 7.75 crore) and Mark Wood (Lucknow Supergiants, Rs 7.50 crore) are prominent. Wicket-keepers also attracted the teams and Ishaan got the biggest money for whom there was a fierce competition between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Ishaan’s base price was Rs 2 crore. Yuvraj, who was the hero of India’s victory in the 2011 World Cup, was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for a record Rs 16 crore before the 2015 season. The most expensive player in the history of IPL is South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who was won by Rajasthan Royals in the mini-auction in 2021. Bought it for Rs 25 crore. India’s stylish batsman Shreyas Iyer was bought by KKR for Rs 12 crore 25 lakh and Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga was bought by RCB for Rs 10.75 crore. West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran was bought by Sunrisers for Rs 10.75 crore. Dinesh Karthik was included by RCB for five and a half crore rupees while Jonny Bairstow was included in his team by Punjab Kings for seven and a half crore rupees. Ambati Rayudu was re-bought by Chennai for the same amount. Avesh became the uncapped player to be sold at the highest price in the IPL auction. Among other uncapped players, Gujarat has spent 9 crores on Rahul Teotia while Punjab spent the same amount for Shahrukh Khan and bought Harpreet Brar for Rs 3.80 crores. KKR re-added Shivam Mavi to their team for Rs 7.25 crore. Sunrisers bid Rs 8.50 crore for Rahul Tripathi and Rs 6.50 crore for Abhishek Sharma. Royals picked up Ryan Parag for Rs 3.80 crore, while Mumbai roped in South Africa’s Dewald Brevis for Rs 3 crore. Delhi wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat joined RCB for Rs 3.40 crore while spinner R Sai Kishore joined Gujarat for Rs 3 crore. India’s star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.5 crore and Rahul Chahar was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore. Delhi added Kuldeep Yadav to their team for two crore rupees. KKR re-bought Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins for Rs 7.25 crore, whereas last time he was sold for Rs 15 crore. India’s senior opener Shikhar Dhawan was also bought by Punjab for Rs 8 crore 25 lakh. Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5 crore while young batsman Devdutt Padikkal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8 crore. India’s experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs.7 crore and Quinton de Kock was bought by Lucknow for the same price. Australia’s aggressive batsman David Warner was bought by Delhi for Rs 625 million while South Africa’s Faf du Plessis was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 7 crore. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was bought by Lucknow for nine and a half crores and Shimron Hetmyer was bought by the Royals for eight and a half crores. Delhi bought Mitchell Marsh, the hero of Australia’s T20 World Cup final victory, for six and a half crores. India all-rounder Washington Sundar was bought by Sunrisers for Rs 8.75 crore while Lucknow bought Krunal Pandya for Rs 8.25 crore. With the arrival of Iyer, the problem of captaincy of the KKR team also seems to be solved. KKR also bought T20 specialist Nitish Rana for Rs 8 crore. KKR CEO Venky Mysore said, “We are delighted to have Cummins and Iyer on board. As far as the captaincy is concerned, it will be the decision of the coach and the team management. Hope they take the right decision. Chennai Super Kings bought Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s confidante Dwayne Bravo for Rs 4 crore 40 lakh and Robin Uthappa for Rs 2 crore. The Lucknow team bought Deepak Hooda for Rs.6 crore. Australia’s Steve Smith, South Africa’s David Miller, England’s Sam Billings, India’s Wriddhiman Saha, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and former India batsman Suresh Raina found no takers. During the first season of the auction, auctioneer Hugh Edmides fainted due to a drop in blood pressure but is now recovering after a medical check-up. Veteran sports presenter Charu Sharma was entrusted with the responsibility of the remainder of the auction as Admids is under the supervision of doctors.

[Attribution to NBT]

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