While IPL 2021 is around two months away to begin, everyone is now busy for the upcoming IPL auction. In every IPL auction, the costliest player is always one of the major talking points.
The complete schedule of the IPL 2021 is yet to be confirmed, including the starting date and final date. Meanwhile, the IPL 2021 auction will be held on 18th February in Chennai. Currently, everyone is eyeing on this crucial auction as the IPL teams will try to fill up their squad before the new IPL season.
IPL 2021: Costliest Buy Every Year (all the INR values are according to actual value of each IPL auction period)
IPL 2008 – MS Dhoni (INR 6 crore approx)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni was the costliest player in the first ever IPL auction. Before the auction, then Indian limited-overs captain had the base price of US$ 400,000. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) put the strong bid for Dhoni and they won that bid for US$ 1.5 million, which was INR 6 crore approx.
It was one of the best successful bids in IPL history as Dhoni has led the CSK team to the successful journey for a long time. He was CSK’s second most run-scorer in that season by scoring 414 runs in 16 matches, while Dhoni-led CSK finished as the runners-up in that tournament. The three-time IPL winners CSK still can’t be imaginable without Dhoni.