Another exciting edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is round the corner. The franchises have already started their preparation for the auction to take place in Kolkata on December 19. The future of the players will hang by the wire, and there will be alot of attention from their part as the cricketers will be keen to know which team they will play for in the next season of IPL.
The upcoming auction will trigger some intense bids with many star cricketers going under the hammer. And with the franchises not shying away from spending to avail the stars they want in their squad, the IPL 2020 auction is likely to be a hot affair. Meanwhile, over the years, many cricketers – both Indian and overseas have attracted whopping sums during the auctions making them riches in a fortnight.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the top 10 most expensive buys in the history of IPL auctions:
10. Ravindra Jadeja – Rs 9.72 Crore by Chennai Super Kings in 2012
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is a household name to all the Indian fans. His ability to contribute to all the departments have made him one of the go-to players for all the skippers. Jadeja has been a top-performer across formats, and many teams will be eager to spend a massive sum to avail his services.
Realising his potential, Chennai Super Kings bought Ravindra Jadeja for Rs 9.72 crores making him the costliest buy of IPL 2012 auctions. Since then, he has played a significant role behind Chennai’s outstanding run in the tournament honing his skills under the watchful eyes of MS Dhoni.