18th February 2021, was the most anticipated day for all the cricketing fans. The day was all set to witness new records being set in the mini-auction IPL 2021.
As many of 57 players went under the hammer and a total of Rs.145.3 cr was spent on the big day. Chris Morris went on to break all records, becoming the most expensive buy in the IPL history grabbing a price of Rs.16.25 cr. Chris Morris will be seen playing for Rajasthan Royals this year. On the other Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell also fetched a big amount of money, being sold for 15 crores and 14.25 crores respectively. Both will be seen playing for Royal Challengers Banglore this year.
In the list of uncapped players, Krishnappa Gautam becomes the most expensive buy in the history of IPL with a price of 9.25 crores sold to Chennai Super Kings. Riley Meredith sets the record for the most expensive uncapped overseas player with a price of 8 crores, will be seen playing for Punjab Kings.
As the big came to an end with many players becoming millionaires in no time. Here are the top 5 most expensive buys from the auctions this year, and as it happened.
Most Expensive players of IPL 2021 Auction:
Chris Morris- South Africa’s all-rounder sets a new record becoming the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions. Starting with a base price of 75 lakhs, the bidding war started between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, and Punjab King entering the battle later on with the intention of buying him but in the end, it was adamant Rajasthan Royals who got him for a price of 16.25 cr.
Kyle Jamieson- New Zealand’s fast bowler had all eyes set on him coming into this year’s auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore showed the clear intention of going for him from the start. Despite the fierce bidding war with Punjab Kings, RCB management were adamant enough to get him for 15 cr making him the second most expensive buy this year.
Glenn Maxwell- Australian all-rounder continued his run of fetching big money in auctions. Despite having an ordinary season last year, teams like CSK and RCB went all in for him with RCB being able to add him to the squad for a price of 14.25 cr.
Jhye Richardson- Australian Pacer’s outstanding form before coming in this year’s auction helped him to grab a price of 14 cr and will be seen playing for Punjab Kings.
Krishnappa Gowtham- All-rounder Gowtham sets the record for most expensive uncapped Indian on the basis of his off-spin and batting skills. He was sold to Chennai Super Kings for a price of 9.25 cr