Murali Vijay, the local boy, was bought by Chennai Super Kings on the second day of the IPL auction 2018, after going unsold yesterday. This is the second home-coming for Vijay, having played for the franchise for a total of six years (2008 to 2013).
After being released by CSK, Vijay played one season for Delhi Daredevils (2014) before going to Kings XI Punjab, for whom he played in 2016 and 2017. He was part of the side in 2017 as well but was ruled out of the tournament before the start of the tournament due to a wrist injury.
He is currently part of the India Test side only and chances of Vijay making a comeback to the limited-overs side are quite less.
The second player of the day to get a buyer in second go was Sam Billings, who was bought by Chennai Super Kings at his base price i.e. Rs 1 Crore. He played for Delhi Daredevils in the previous season.
The third player of the day to get a bid in the second go was Naman Ojha, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous season. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.40 Crore.
The names of players who went unsold yesterday will be announced in the afternoon session and the franchises can buy them if they want to.