KL Rahul Becomes Joint-Highest-Paid Player In IPL Across Seasons

The two new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises -- Lucknow and Ahmedabad -- named their three draft picks each on Friday ahead of the IPL mega auction, which is set to be held next month. While Ahmedabad roped in Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill, Lucknow drafted in KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi. Rahul, who will also lead the Lucknow-based franchise in the upcoming IPL season, was roped in by the franchise for Rs 17 crore, making him the joint-highest player in the history of the cash rich league.