Teams tussled hard and paid big bucks for star performers of international cricket in the Indian Premier League 2014 auctions.
Here is a look at players who earned the most.
After playing for Kings XI Punjab and erstwhile Pune Warriors India, Yuvraj Singh came back into the IPL auctions with a roar.
The south-paw was bought for a whooping INR 14 crores by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Robin Uthappa (left of Yuvraj) was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 5 crores.
He may have been axed by England but Kevin Pietersen proved he is hot property. The veteran batsman - who earlier played for Delhi Daredevils - was lapped up for INR 9 crores by the same team again.
Kings XI Punjab too were aggressive in their bidding and paid 6.5 crores for Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson.
Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stunned many when he was sold well above his base price again. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for INR 6 crores - well above base price of INR 1 crore.
He was last year's million-dollar boy!
Kolkata Knight Riders chose to play right-to-match card for South Africa legend Jacques Kallis who was bought by INR 5.5 crores.
Amit Mishra was the most expensive spinner. He was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 4.75 crores.
Mumbai Indians looked ecstatic after having bagged Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson who recently hit the fastest ODI century. He was purchased for Rs 4.5 crore, mainly due to his 36-ball ton vs West Indies.
The biggest surprise though was Piyush Chawla. The spinner - who previously featured for Kings XI Punjab - was bought by Kolkata for INR 4.25 crores despite a base price of INR 1 crores.
Mumbai Indians were taken past the finish line on several occasions by WI's Dwayne Smith.
The power-hitter will now feature for CSK who bought him for INR 4.50 crores.
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