The two-day players’ auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is finally over.
At the end of it all, Yuvraj Singh emerged the most expensive of the 154 players that went under the hammer in Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired him for a whooping Rs 14 crore.
India discard Dinesh Karthik was also among the costliest buys, after Delhi Daredevils paid Rs 12.5 crore for him.
Delhi also retained England discard Kevin Pietersen for Rs 9 crore, while Kings XI Punjab bagged Mitchell Johnson for Rs 6.5 crore as also his Australian team mate Glenn Maxwell for Rs 6 crore.
Karan Sharma fetched the highest price among the uncapped players, with Sunrisers Hyderabad paying Rs 3.75 crore to retain him, while Rishi Dhawan was second-best, Kings XI Punjab shelling out Rs 3 crore for his services.
Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore were the only franchises to spend their full auction kitty of Rs 60 crore.
Rajasthan Royals bought the most number of players, 25, but still had the highest fund (Rs 5.55 crore) left.
Kings XI Punjab ended up with Rs 4.1 crore left after buying 23 players, while Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad each had Rs 1 crore remaining.
Chennai bought the least number of players at 20, but still had only Rs 20 lakh left at the end, and Mumbai Indians had Rs 5 lakh left after buying 21 players.
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