IPL Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris, Krishnappa Gowtham Fetch Record Money
IPL 2021 Player Auction: Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in the IPL history as Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs 16.25 crore, while Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham bought by CSK became the most expensive uncapped Indian player.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in the IPL history as he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a record price of Rs 16.25 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auction in Chennai on Thursday. CSK spent big on all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham who was sold for a staggering Rs 9.25 crore, making him the most expensive uncapped Indian player in IPL history. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went all out for New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, splashing a whooping Rs 15 crore for him. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell also fetched big amount and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 14.25 crore after an intense bidding war. Punjab Kings spent big on Jhye Richardson, buying him for a whooping Rs 14 crore. India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was bought by CSK for his base price of Rs 50 lakh, while Mumbai Indians bought Arjun Tendulkar for his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Steve Smith, released by RR, went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore. England all-rounder Moeen Ali was picked up by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 7 crore, while Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan went to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 3.20 crore. India all-rounder Shivam Dube was also in huge demand and went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4.40 crore. While there were a few big signings, there were some big names that remained unsold including Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, among others. Nathan Coulter-Nile went to defending champions Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crore, who also picked up Piyush Chawla for Rs 2.40 crore. Umesh Yadav was picked by Delhi Capitals for his base price of Rs 1 crore. Punjab Kings spent a whooping Rs 8 crore to buy Australia's uncapped player Riley Meredith. Kerala big-hitter Shahrukh Khan was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore, while another uncapped player Chetan Sakariya went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.20 crore.
- 20:18 (IST)Thank you for tuning in! Till next time goodbye!This concludes the IPL 2021 player auction. A total of Rs 145.30 crore was spent to buy a total of 57 players, including 22 overseas cricketers. Stay tuned to ndtvsports.com to read in detail all the big things that happened in this year's IPL. Till next time good bye!
- 19:00 (IST)Top buys of IPL 2021 Auction so far!The IPL 2021 Auction has shattered some records, with Chris Morris becoming the most expensive buy in IPL history sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whooping Rs 16.25 crore. Krishnappa Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped purchase ever as he was picked by Chennai Super Kings for a staggering Rs 9.25 crore. Here are the Top 5 buys of this IPL Auction 2021.