IPL 2021: 5 players who got bids from most teams in the auction
Some of the IPL franchises (RR, RCB & CSK) have wholeheartedly spent some exuberant amounts to get the best for their vacant slots.
Updated - Feb 23, 2021 1:50 pm
The recently concluded IPL Auction just like every year has once again completely dazzled us the way franchises have gone with their business. First to sum up the highs and the lows, we had the South African bowling all-rounder Chris Morris as IPL auction’s most expensive player (16.25 crores). And on the flip side, we did saw the likes of Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, and Rassie van der Dussen going empty-handed.
Overall, there were a total of 57 players who bagged the IPL ticket including 22 overseas and 29 uncapped players. To fill up all of their voids, an aggregate amount of 145.3 crores has been expensed by all the franchises. In addition to that, one can also say that some of the franchises (RR, RCB & CSK) have wholeheartedly spent some exuberant amounts to get the best for their vacant slots.
Hence because of that, some cricketers exclusively then enjoyed the utter demand created by the above franchises. So here’s our list of 5 players who received maximum bids from most teams.
5. Krishnappa Gowtham – 3 Teams
Krishnappa Gowtham’s all-round skills have always looked like an exciting proposition. Not only he can powerfully smack the ball out of a park but also can bowl some handy off-breaks. Such an electrifying skill set has always allured teams to relentlessly pay an extravagant price, And once again such became a case at the auction table.
The 32-year old had smartly kept his base price of 20 lakh and that’s the reason why the duo of KKR and SRH meticulously started a bidding war. Despite crossing the 5 crore mark, both the teams looked equally thrilled to grab him but a bid of 7.75 crores brought CSK into the party. Eventually, at this point, KKR got replaced by CSK which then escalated the bidding price to a whopping amount of 9.25 crores.
The men in yellow after releasing the veteran Harbhajan Singh did genuinely lack an Indian off-spinner but with Gowtham’s attainment, the side now does has a plethora of all-rounders to choose from.