MUMBAI: Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has become the most expensive cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, which was held on 16 February in Bengaluru. Delhi Daredevils bought the cricketer for a record Rs 16 crore.
Dinesh Kartik was second in the list of most costliest player as Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs 10.5 crore for the wicket keeper batsman. If the amount paid for the India discards is shocking, the unsold list emerged as one of the idiosyncratic in the history of tournament. Hasim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene failed to find a bidder. Both Sangakkara and Amla are in top 10 rankings of ODI and Tests.
Indian World Cup winner speed star Zaheer Khan, who failed to come in the bidders list in the first round was purchased by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4 crore in the later half.
Multi Screen Media’s (MSM) sports broadcaster Sony Six aired the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2015 auctions live. The auction was also streamed live by the tournaments official website iplt20.com.
The team overview at the end of Pepsi IPL 2015 auction
The top buys of Pepsi IPL 2015:
Famous players in the list of unsold in Pepsi IPL 2015 Auction:
Hashim Amla, Cameron White, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Irfan Pathan, Marlon Samuels, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Alex Hales, Brad Hodge, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ross Taylor
The Team wise list after Pepsi IPL 2015 auction:
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
KINGS XI PUNJAB
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE