IPL auction 2021 observed a total of 57 players finding their ways into new franchises. 35 Indian players and 22 overseas players were sold during the auction. The eight franchises spent 145.30 crore rupees in the auction. Franchises engaged in interesting bidding wars, which ultimately resulted in few cricketers attracting heavy amounts for themselves.
The intense bidding competition escalated cricketers’ prices and some of them earned more than five to ten times their initial reserve price. However, franchises did not refrain from spending crores to acquire their favourite options. Here we take a glance at the five most interesting bidding wars in IPL auction 2021.
IPL Auction 2021: 5 Most Interesting Bidding Wars
Chris Morris’ bid started with his base price of 75 lakh. He eventually went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 16.25 crore. Mumbai Indians were the first franchise to bid for the South African all-rounder. Later, there was a continuous competition between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians till Rs. 9 crore.
Rajasthan Royals entered the bidding war at Rs. 9 crores and a bidding struggle arose between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. At Rs. 16.25 crore, Morris found his way into Rajasthan Royals squad. Chris Morris played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020. He has played 70 IPL matches so far, grabbing 80 wickets.