IPL auction 2021 concluded on Thursday which witnessed 57 players being picked up by the eight franchises. Chris Morris emerged as the biggest buy in the history of IPL auctions after Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs. 16.25 crore. 292 players were shortlisted for the IPL auction 2021 and there were 61 available slots.
Franchises needed a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 25 players in their squad. Post the IPL auction 2021, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad were the franchises who filled their all available 25 slots. Rajasthan Royals have 24 players in the squad while Royal Challengers Bangalore have 22 filled slots.
The 57 players sold in the auction include 22 overseas players and 35 Indian players. Few young cricketers were sold for huge bids, making themselves among the top buyers among Indian players. Here we look at five top Indian buyers in IPL auction 2021.
IPL Auction 2021: 5 Most Expensive Indian Buys
Kedar Jadhav- Rs. 2 crore – SRH and Harbhajan Singh- Rs. 2 crore – KKR
Kedar Jadhav went unsold at the first announcement. However, the all-rounder was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad later for Rs. 2 crores. This made the batting all-rounder the 5th most expensive Indian player in IPL auction 2021. The right-handed batsman Kedar Jadhav was part of Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2018. After being released by CSK, he reserved his base price at Rs. 2 crores and find a new buyer in the form of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Harbhajan Singh also shares the spot with Kedar Jadhav. The Indian cricketer initially went unsold; however, Kolkata Knight Riders were ready to shell out Rs. 2 crores for the off-break bowler, which was his base price. Harbhajan Singh has been part of every IPL season since 2008, playing 160 matches. He has grabbed 150 wickets in his IPL career so far.