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This time auction saw 292 players bid for 61 slots. Out of this, only 57 players were bought. He was the highest all-rounder among the players purchased. (File photo)
With the IPL auction, preparations have started for the 14th season. This time 6 big records were made in the auction. Virat Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore set a record for buying the most players of 14+ crores. At the same time, Australia’s young fast bowler Rylee Meredith became the most expensive uncapped foreign player in IPL history. He was bought by Punjab Kings for 8 crores. Know 6 records made during the auction …
1. RCB buys players with maximum Rs 14+ crores
RCB bought Australia’s Glenn Maxwell for 14.25 crores and New Zealand’s Kyle Jameson for 15 crores for the auction. Even before this, Kohli’s team bought Yuvraj in 2014 for 14 crores. RCB became the team to buy the most players for Rs 14+ crores.
Apart from him, Rajasthan Royals had Chris Morris (2021), Delhi Capitals Yuvraj Singh (2015), Kolkata Knight Riders Pat Cummins (2020), Rising Pune Supergiant’s Ben Stokes (2017) and Punjab Kings Jay Jay Richardson (2021) 14 Bought at auction for + crores.
Jameson became the most expensive player to come from New Zealand. He broke Trent Boult’s record. Bolt was bought by Kolkata in the 2017 auction for Rs 5 crore. Jameson cost three times that much.
2. For the first time in an auction, 4 players bid for 14+ crores
This is the first time that 4 players were bought by franchisees for 14+ crores in an auction. This includes Morris, Jameson, Richardson and Maxwell. Earlier in an auction, players were not bid for more than one 14+ crore rupees. Earlier, in the first 13 auctions, only 4 times it was bid for 14+ crores.
3. Riley Meredith becomes the most expensive foreign uncapped player
24-year-old fast bowler Meredith was bought by Punjab at 20 times (8 crores) more than his base price of Rs 40 lakhs. He broke Jofra Archer’s record of Rajasthan Royals. Archer was bought by Rajasthan in the 2018 auction for Rs 7.2 crore.
4. Gautam’s 46.25 times difference is the highest ever in IPL auction
Krishnappa Gautam, who went to Chennai, also became the most expensive uncapped player ever. CSK bought them at a price of 46.25 times. Earlier, the record of the most expensive uncapped player was named after Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya. He was bought by MI for 8.8 crores. The difference of 46.25 times is also the biggest difference in IPL buying a player.
Earlier this record was in the name of leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin. He was bought by Chennai in 2016 for 45 times more than his base price of Rs 10 lakh (Rs 4.50 crore). Uncapped player means players who have never played an international match.
5. Maxwell second highest grossing player
Glenn Maxwell became the second highest-grossing player in the overall auction. He has earned the highest amount of 45.30 crores in 5 auction so far. 14.25 crore in 2021 auction, 10.75 crore in 2020, 9 crore in 2018, 6 crore in 2014 and 5.32 crore in 2013. Among those earning more than that, only Yuvraj Singh is named. Yuvraj has earned 48.10 crores in 6 auction. At the same time, Dinesh Karthik earned 38.85 crores in 6 auctions and Chris Morris earned 37.96 crores in 5 auctions.