Avesh had his base price as Rs 20 lakh, and in the end, he was sold at Rs 10 crore to Lucknow and as a result, he has become the most expensive uncapped player in the history of the tournament. India pacer Basil Thampi was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh. On the other hand, Kartik Tyagi was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore.
Shahrukh Khan, another formidable domestic T20 finisher but one with a base price of a mere Rs 40 lakh, was taken for a ‘mic-drop’ deal of Rs 9 crore by Punjab Kings.
Rajasthan’s former one-season wonder Rahul Tewatia was lapped up by Gujarat Titans for a mind-boggling Rs 9 crore.
Even Nitish Rana, not an Indian regular but an IPL performer, was retained for Rs 8 crore by KKR while the uncapped Rahul Tripathi, who has been consistent in the league, very deservingly crossed the million dollar mark at Rs 8.50 crore.
Among domestic players, Riyan Parag‘s Rs 3.80 crore retention by Royals, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performer Abhinav Manohar’s Rs 2.60 crore deal with Gujarat Titans were eye-catching.
South Africa’s U-19 World Cup star Dewald Brevis, known as ‘Baby AB’ for his batting style’s resemblance to AB de Villiers, was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3 crore.
Abhishek Sharma, a left-arm spinner and left-handed batter, who many term as ‘Poor Man’s Krunal Pandya’ for similar skill sets got a whopping Rs 6.5 crore from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
India wicketkeeper KS Bharat was picked up by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore while Anuj Rawat was acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 3.4 crore. Prabhsimran Singh was sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 60 lakh. On the other hand, Sheldon Jackson went to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 60 lakh.
Pacer Shivam Mavi was picked up by KKR for Rs 7.25 crore.