The morning session of the 2011 Indian Premier League [ Images ] Players' Auction saw a lot of action with quite a few surprises. A whole of lot of players enrolled themselves in the millionaries' club.
The most surprising pick of the session was Indian discard and the injury-prone Irfan Pathan [ Images ], who was bought by Delhi Daredevils [ Images ] for $1.9million ahead of the likes of India's limited overs specialist Yuvraj Singh [ Images ], who was bought by Pune for $1.8million.
Team Kochi also made their presence felt when they got the services of Sri Lankan veteran Mahela Jayawardene [ Images ] for $1.5 million, but his captain Kumar Sangakkara [ Images ] fetched a lower rate at $700,000 and was taken by Deccan Chargers [ Images ].
Australia's [ Images ] Cameron White [ Images ] (Deccan Chargers), South Africans Jacques Kallis [ Images ] (Kolkata Knight Riders) and AB de Villiers [ Images ] (Royal Challengers [ Images ] Bangalore) each bagged $1.1 million.
Gautam Gambhir: $2.4 million for Kolkata Knight Riders
Tilakratne Dilshan: $ 650,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Zaheer Khan [ Images ]: $900,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ross Taylor: $1 million to Rajasthan Royals
Yusuf Pathan: $2.1 million to Kolkata Knight Riders
Kevin Pietersen [ Images ]: $650,000 to Deccan Chargers
Mahela Jayawardene: $1.5 million to Kochi
Yuvraj Singh: $1.8 million to Pune Warriors
AB de Villiers: $1.1 million to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sourav Ganguly [ Images ]: UNSOLD
Cameron White: 1.1 millions for Deccan Chargers
Jacques Kallis: 1.1 million for KKR
Rohit Sharma: 2 million for MI
Andrew Symonds [ Images ]: 850,000 for MI
Kumar Sangakkara: 700,000 for DC
Adam Gilchrist [ Images ]: 900,000 for Kings XI
Rahul Dravid [ Images ]: 500,000 for Rajasthan Royals
Graeme Smith [ Images ]: 500,000 for Pune Warriors
Robin Uthappa: 2.1 million for Pune Warriors
Johan Botha [ Images ]: 950,000 for RR
VVS Laxman [ Images ]: 400,000 for Kochi
Daniel Vettori [ Images ]: 550,000 for RCB
Brendon McCullum [ Images ]: 475,000 for Kochi
S Sreesanth [ Images ]: 900,000 for Kochi
Chris Gayle [ Images ]: UNSOLD
Irfan Pathan: 1.9 million for Delhi DaredevilsRP Singh [ Images ]: 500,000 for Kochi