Kohima, February 18 (NEx): South African all-rounder Chris Morris surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history as he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a record price of Rs 16.25 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auction in Chennai today.
A total of 292 players was up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction today in Chennai including Nagaland’s 16-year old Khrievitso Kense. Unfortunately, Kense found no buyer for this edition. Also, International players like Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell are big names who found no buyers.
All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in IPL history as he was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for a staggering Rs 9.25 crore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went all out for New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, splashing a whooping Rs 15 crore for him.
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell also fetched big amount and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 14.25 crore.
Australian pace sensation Jhye Richardson was roped in by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 14 crore.
The players’ auction for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was concluded in Chennai on Thursday with Mumbai Indians buying Arjun Tendulkar for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.