Chennai hosted the IPL 2021 auction on last Thursday (18th February), where we experienced some great battles among the franchises to secure the top-quality players.
Just like the pervious IPL auctions, the top most expensive players have again become the headlines due to their attractive values, which is the result of strong bidding wars. Here we are talking about the top five most expensive cricketers in the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL 2021 Auction: 5 Most Expensive Buys
Krishnappa Gowtham – INR 9.25 crore (Chennai Super Kings)
The 32-year-old uncapped Indian all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham was the most expensive Indian cricketer in the IPL 2021 auction as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought him for INR 9.25 crore. While Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) started the bidding war for him, whose base price was INR 20 lakh, CSK finally won the bid for him in that auction.
After that bidding, Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player in the IPL auction history as he broke the previous record of Krunal Pandya’s INR 8.8 crore (Mumbai Indians).
From 2018 to 2020, Krishnappa Gowtham played 24 IPL matches for two different teams, where the off-spinner took 13 wickets and right-handed lower-order batsman scored 186 runs (average 14.30; strike-rate 169.09).