The morning session of the 2011 Indian Premier League Players' Auction saw a lot of action with quite a few surprises. A whole of lot of players enrolled themselves in the millionaries' club.
Gautam Gambhir signed up for Kolkata Knight Riders for a record $2.4 million, the highest-ever paid for a player in the history of the T20 league.
The Shahrukh-Khan owned outfit also made another notable purchase in Yusuf Pathan for $2.1 million, the same amount Sahara Pune Warriors paid for Robin Uthappa.
Rohit Sharma also reaped rich rewards with Mumbai Indians securing his signature for a whopping $2million.
The most surprising pick of the session was Indian discard and the injury-prone Irfan Pathan, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $1.9million ahead of the likes of India's limited overs specialist Yuvraj Singh, 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 for $1.5 million, but his captain Kumar Sangakkara fetched a lower rate at $700,000 and was taken by Deccan Chargers.
Australia's Cameron White (Deccan Chargers), South Africans Jacques Kallis (Kolkata Knight Riders) and AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) each bagged $1.1 million.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor was another notable purchase when he was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for $1m.
Gautam Gambhir: $2.4 million for Kolkata Knight Riders
Tilakratne Dilshan: $ 650,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Zaheer Khan: $900,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ross Taylor: $1 million to Rajasthan Royals
Yusuf Pathan: $2.1 million to Kolkata Knight Riders
Kevin Pietersen: $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: UNSOLD
Cameron White: 1.1 millions for Deccan Chargers
Jacques Kallis: 1.1 million for KKR
Rohit Sharma: 2 million for MI
Andrew Symonds: 850,000 for MI
Kumar Sangakkara: 700,000 for DC
Adam Gilchrist: 900,000 for Kings XI
Rahul Dravid: 500,000 for Rajasthan Royals
Graeme Smith: 500,000 for Pune Warriors
Robin Uthappa: 2.1 million for Pune Warriors
Johan Botha: 950,000 for RR
VVS Laxman: 400,000 for Kochi
Daniel Vettori: 550,000 for RCB
Brendon McCullum: 475,000 for Kochi
S Sreesanth: 900,000 for Kochi
Chris Gayle: UNSOLD
Irfan Pathan: 1.9 million for Delhi DaredevilsRP Singh: 500,000 for Kochi