MUMBAI: The second day in the office for auctioneer Richard Hadley is certainly proving to be more tiring, with bids flying from all parts of the room to buy players for the seventh season of Indian Premier League. There have been some interesting names that have been picked up for a fairly higher price.
Karan Sharma was bought by Sun Risers Hyderabad for the highest price of Rs 3.75 crore on the second day so far, after some frantic bidding by King’s XI Punjab as well.
The second top bid was for Rishi Dhavan at Rs 3 crore by King’s XI Punjab. Other top bids were for Kedar Jadhav at Rs 2 crore, Beuran Hendricks at Rs 1.8 crore and Rajat Bhatia at Rs 1.7 crore.
The next round of the auction will feature the remaining uncapped players, but the franchises have been asked to give a list of 10 players each - wicket keepers and batsmen together, bowlers together and all-rounders clubbed together - in sets of shortlisted players based on their expertise.
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