IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite earn big


Rohit Sharma welcomed Yuvraj Singh to the city of heroics after Mumbai Indians bought him for the base price of Rs 1 crore in the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Once the most sought-after players in the shortest format, with six sixes to his name in an over, Yuvraj was worth a whopping Rs 16 crore once.

The IPL 2019 Auction turned out to be a big surprise for India's mega star Yuvraj Singh, as he went unsold in the first round of the Auction.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs 4.2 crore for Hetmyer.

Ambani also said that they always wanted to have a mix of youth and experience in the squad and that they have identified specific roles for Yuvraj and Lasith Malinga (who was also bought by Mumbai Indians). While Chris Gayle repaid the faith KXIP posed in him with a fruitful season, Yuvraj could not set the house on fire, managing just 65 runs in eight games.

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Among Indian players, Axar Patel was the first to touch the Rs 5 crore mark - an amount dished out by Delhi Capitals, who also bought Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore. In fact, no Indian figures in the highest base price of Rs 2 crore among a pool of 346 cricketers set to go under the hammer.

Jonny Bairstow (2.2 Crore to SRH) and Nicholas Pooran (4.2 Crore to KXIP) were the other overseas players to attract bids amongst the wicketkeepers.

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West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite was among the most expensive buys at the Indian Premier League auction here today, after being snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$709 400.

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