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5 Players who got bids from most teams in IPL Auctions

Teams have entered into severe bidding wars to bag the services of these prominent names.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The first task of every franchise before the Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons is the auction. A number of players from big names to unknown quantity list themselves and teams jot down the players they want in their side.

Among them, a few exists every season, who are targeted by most of the franchises. Their bidding goes on for quite some time, adding to all the fun and excitement. Meanwhile, their price keeps soaring as most teams don’t want to let the big players go to other teams.

These cricketers mostly turn out to top the auction charts. From Indian to foreigners, a number of them have hogged the limelight in the auction. Ever since the inception of the IPL way back in 2008, the auction has become an important aspect and has turned out to be make or break.

In the article, let’s take a look at five players, who got the most number of bids in IPL Auction

MS Dhoni- 2008

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In 2007, MS Dhoni led Team India to victory in the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Hence, it didn’t spring a surprise that he turned out to be the most expensive player of the 2008 IPL. Each of the eight sides tried to bag his services, but it was the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who roped him in at a whopping amount of USD 1.5 million.

There was no looking back for the Jharkhand-born ever since. At the fag end of his career, Dhoni is already one of the most successful skippers in the T20 league, having won three titles.

The keeper has scored 4,432 runs in 190 encounters at an average of 42.20 and many a times finished games for his team from tricky circumstances. His influence as the skipper has been immense as the Super Kings have mostly strained when Dhoni wasn’t in the playing eleven.

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