11 January 2011

Gautam Gambhir becomes the most expensive player in IPL history

In an auction for players held in a luxury hotel in Bangalore on Saturday and Sunday, Gautam Gambhir became the most expensive player in the IPL history as he was bid for $2.4 m by Kolkata Knight Riders.KKR further bid more the Indian Yusuf Pathan for $2.1 m for the next two years of the lucrative Twenty20 limited-overs competition. In a surprise Sourav Ganguly was not selected on any bid, also no Chris Gayle as well, whereas Anil Kumble opted out of the fourth edition of IPL.

Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene became the highest-earning overseas player, signed on for $1.5m by Kochi. There were also two new franchises for 2011 IPL edition , Kochi and Pune Warriors who also made some substantial bids for the most expensive cricket league in the world. There were few big names who did not commit themselves for this edition including Australian captain Ricky Ponting, Micheal Clarke, Micheal Hussey, and Mitchell Johnson. No Pakistan player were included similarly like as that of previous year as well. Following are the bids made overall by the heavyweight businessmen in the fourth edition of the IPL.

PlayerCountryBought by FranchisePrice (in USD)
Gautam GambhirIndiaKolkata Knight Riders$2.4 million
Tilakratne DilshanSri LankaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$650,000
Zaheer KhanIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$900,000
Ross TaylorNew ZealandRajasthan Royals$100.000
Yusuf PathanIndiaKolkata Knight Riders$2.1 million
Kevin PietersenEnglandDeccan Chargers$650,000
Mahela JayawardaneSri LankaKochi$1.5 million
Yuvraj SinghIndiaPune Warriors$1.8 m
AB De VilliersSouth AfricaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$1.1 million
Cameron WhiteAustraliaDeccan Chargers$1.1 million
Jacques KallisSouth AfricaKolkata Knight Riders$1.2 million
Rohit SharmaIndiaMumbai Indians$2.0 million
Andrew SymondsAustraliaMumbai Indians$850,000
Kumar SangakkaraSri LankaDeccan Chargersa$700,000
Adam GilchristAustraliaKings XI Punjab$900,000
Rahul DravidIndiaRajasthan Royals$500,000
Greame SmithSouth AfricaPune Warriors$500,000
Robin UthappaIndiaPune Warriors$2.1 million
Johan BothaSouth AfricaRajasthan Royals$950,000
VVS LaxmanIndiaKochi$400,000
Daniel VettoriNew ZealandRoyal Challengers Bangalore$500,000
Brendon McCullumNew ZealandKochi$475,000
Irfan PathanIndiaDelhi Dardevils$1.9 million
RP SinghIndiaKochi$500,000
Michael HusseyAustraliaChennai Super Kings$425,000
Sharun MarshAustraliaKolkata Knight Riders$400,000
JP DuminySouth AfricaDeccan Chargers$300,000
Shikhar DhawanIndiaDeccan Chargers$300,000
Saurabh TiwaryIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$1.6 million
David HusseyAustraliaKings XI Punjab$1.4 million
David WarnerAustraliaDelhi Daredevils$750,000
Parthiv PatelIndiaKochi$290,000
Wriddhiman SahaIndiaChenai Super Kings$100,000
Dinesh KarthikIndiaKings XI Punjab$900,000
Naman OjhaIndiaDelhi Daredevils$250,000
Brad HaddinAustraliaKolkata Knight Riders$325,000
Tim PaineAustraliaPune Warriors$260,000
David JacobsSouth AfricaMumbai Indians$190,000
James HopesAustraliaDelhi Daredevils$350,000
Ravindra JadejaIndiaKochi$950,000
Shakib Al HasanBangladeshKolkata Knight Riders$425,000
Stuart BroadEnglandKings XI Punjab$400,000
Abhiskey NayyarIndiaKings XI Punjab$800,000
Angelo MathewsSri LankaPune Warriors$950,000
Dwayne BravoWest IndiesChenai Super Kings$200,000
Steven SmithAustraliaKochi$200,000
James FranklinNew ZealandMumbai Indians$100,000
Ishant SharmaIndiaDeccan Chargers$450,000
Praveen KumarIndiaKings XI Punjab$800,000
Ashish NehraIndiaPune Warriors$850,000
Bret LeeAustraliaKolkata Knight Riders$400,000
Morne MorkelSouth AfricaDelhi Daredevils$475,000
Dale SteynSouth AfricaDeccan Chargers$1.2 million
Ryan HarrisAustraliaKings XI Punjab$325,000
Dirk NannesAustraliaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$650,000
Doug BollingerAustraliaChennai Super Kings$700,000
Muttiah MuralitharanSri LankaKochi$1.1 million
Piyush ChawlaIndiaKings XI Punjab$900,000
Ravichandran AshwinIndiaChennai Super Kings$850,000
Pragyan OjhaIndiaDeccan Chargers$500,000
Amit MishraIndiaDeccan Chargers$300,000
Nathan McCullumNew ZealandPune Warriors$100,000
Ramesh PowarIndiaKochi$180,000
Aaron FinchAustraliaDelhi Daredevils$300,000
Eoin MorganEnglandKolkata Knight Riders$350,000
Brad HodgeAustraliaKochi$425,000
Callum FergusonAustraliaPune Warriors$300,000
Manoj TiwaryIndiaKolkata Knight Riders$475,000
Cheteshwar PujaraIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore$700,000
Subramaniam Badrinath IndiaChennai Super Kings$800,000
Paul CollingwoodEnglandRajasthan Royals$250,000

                                                                                                                           Courtesy:  cricket20.com


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