Chris Morris becomes the costliest ever player at an IPL auction after being bagged by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore while Krishnappa Gowtham becomes the costliest Indian uncapped player. Gowtham, the Karnataka all-rounder, pocketed by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 9.25.
Meanhwile, India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara also gets a buyer for the first time since 2014 after being sold to Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Also, RCB roped in swashbuckling Aussie batsman Glenn Maxwell for a massive amount of Rs 14.25 crore.
A total of 292 players went under the hammer in the mini-auction, held in Chennai.
Of the total players, 164 were Indians, 125 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations.
And here we arrive at the end of the much-awaited IPL 2021 mini-auctions…
20:13 (IST) Except Mumbai, no other franchise came forward to put up a bid for the son of Master Blaster
20:12 (IST) Arjun Tendulkar sold to Mumbai Indians at his Base Price of Rs 20 lakh
20:11 (IST) Pawan Negi sold to KKR at his Base price of Rs 5o lakh
Auction Update: Only MI, RR, KKR and RCB can bid for players as the remaining four – CSK, DC, PK and SRH have filled up on all slots and hit the maximum limit of 25-players.
19:50 (IST) Harbhajan Singh, back in the auction; snapped by KKR at his Base Price of Rs 2 crore
19:48 (IST) Sunrisers Hyderabad bid for Kedar Jadhav. Bags the Karnataka batter for his Base Price of Rs 2 crore
19:47 (IST) Karun Nair (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) back in the auction; KKR grabs his services at base price
19:41 (IST) No buyers for Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana (Base Price Rs 50 lakh)
19:39 (IST) Jimmy Neesham sold at his Base Price of Rs 50 lakh to Mumbai
19:31 (IST) Daniel Christian sold to RCB for Rs 4.8 crore
19:26 (IST) Aussie all-rounder Daniel Christian (Rs 75 lakh) initiates another bidding war, crosses Rs 4 crore-mark
19: 24 (IST) Himachal Pradesh’s swing bowler Vaibhav Arora (Base Price Rs 20 lakh) sold to KKR at base price
19:24 (IST) Punjab buys Jalaz Saxena, Utkarsh Singh at their respective Base Price of Rs 30 lakh and 20 lakh
Welcome Back at the accelerated bidding process….
18:16 (IST) Marnus Labuschagne (Base Price Rs 1 crore) goes unsold
18: 15 (IST) Tom Curran (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Delhi for Rs 5.25 crore
18:11 (IST) New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson sold to RCB for Rs 15 crore
18:09 (IST) Bidding on between Delhi and RCB for Kyle Jamieson (Base price Rs 75 lakh)
18: 02 (IST) Cheteshwar Pujara goes to CSK at his Base Price of Rs 50 lakh
17:36 (IST) Australia’s Riley Meredith (Base Price Rs 40 lakh) draws intense bidding war but lastly pocketed by Punjab for a massive Rs 8 crore
17:22 (IST) RCB bags Mohammed Azharuddeen at his Base Price of Rs 20 lakh
17: 20 (IST) Sheldon Jackson (Base price Rs 20 lakh) bought by KKR at base price
17: 16 (IST) K Gowthan (Base Price Rs 20 lakh) pocketed by CSK for a whopping Rs 9.25 crore
17:12 (IST) After initiating a bidding war, Shahrukh finally goes to Punjab for Rs crore 5.25 crore
17: 10 (IST) Bidding war on between DC, RCB and Punjab for Shahrukh, whose bid reaches Rs 3.6 crore
17:07 (IST) Shahrukh Khan (Base Price Rs 20 Lakh) under hammer
17:04 (IST) Rajat Patidar (Base price Rs 20 lakh) bagged by RCB at base price
17:00 (IST) Kerala’s Sachin Baby sold to RCB at base price of Rs 20 lakh
Next up uncapped players….
16:53 (IST) Chawla (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) sold to Mumbai for Rs 2.4 crore after a short bidding war between the defending champions and Delhi
16: 50(IST) Piyush Chawla up next….
16:50 (IST) No buyers for Harbhajan Singh (Base Price Rs 2 crore)
16:47 (IST) Nathan Coulter Nile (Rs 1.5 crore) gets some big bids but at last Mumbai bags him forRs 5 crore
16:45 (IST) Delhi acquire services of pacer Umesh Yadav at his Base price of Rs 1 crore
16:43 (IST) Caribbean pacer Sheldon Cottrell (Base Price Rs 1 crore) goes unsold
16:40 (IST) Punjab at last wins the bidding battle, bags Richardson for Rs 14 crore
16:29 (IST) Bid for Richardson now reaches Rs 13.50 crores
16:28 (IST) Another bidding war on as and Punjab and RCB going hard for Richardson, bid crosses Rs 12 crore
16: 33 (IST) Jhye Richardson (Base Price Rs 1.5 crore) up for grabs
16: 32 (IST) Rajasthan Royals pocket Mustafizur Rahman at his Base Price of for Rs 1 crore
16: 31 (IST) Defending champions Mumbai Indians bag Adam Milne for Rs 3.2 crore
16:30 (IST) Bidding war on between Mumbai and Royals for Milne, bid crosses Rs 2 crore
16:27 (IST) Adam Milne (Base price Rs 50 lakh) joins
16:28 (IST) Billings fail to get a buyer
16:27 (IST) Sam Billings up next (Base Price Rs 2 crore) under the hammer
16:25 (IST) Alex Carey (Base Price Rs 1.5 crore) too, remains unsold
16: 24 (IST) Glenn Phillips (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) goes unsold
16:06 (IST) Punjab Kings buy David Malan at his Base Price of Rs 1.5 crore
Morris (Base Price 75 lakh) is a ROYAL now….. becomes the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL….
16:02 (IST) The bidding war for South African all-rounder Morris finally ends as he is pocketed by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping 16.25 crore
15:59 (IST) Massive day for Morris as his bid crosses 16 crore…
15:55 (IST) Intense bidding war on between Mumbai Indians and RCB for Chris Morris, bid crosses Rs 14 crore
15:49 (IST) Chris Morris (Base Price 75 lakh) under hammer now…
15:48 (IST) Rajasthan Royals bag services of Shivam Dube for Rs 4.4 crore
15:46 (IST) Shivam Dube (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) up next
15:45 (IST) Moeen Ali goes to CSK for Rs 7 crore
15: 39 (IST) Bidding war on between CSK and Punjab Kings for England all-rounder Moeen Ali (Base Price Rs 2 crore)
15: 37 (IST) After a short bidding war between Punjab Kings and KKR, the latter bags all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (Base Price) for 3.2 crore
15: 34 (IST) Kedar Jadhav (Base price Rs 2 Crore)) goes unsold
15:32 (IST) Maxwell goes to RCB for Rs 14.25 crore
15:31 (IST) Glenn Maxwell bid crosses Rs 14 crore
15: 23 (IST) Maxwell draws intense bidding war between CSK and RCB…
15: 20 (IST) Glenn Maxwell up next (Base Price 2 crore)
Set 2 begins…
Karun Nair, Alex Hales go under the hammer, both remain unsold.
Bidding for Steve Smith on…
Smith (Base Price 2 crore) sold to Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crore
Evin Lewis too remains unsold, Auusie opener Aaron Finch next in the list
Hanuma Vihar (Base Price: 1 crore) goes unsold