11. Jhye Richardson- INR 14 Crore (IPL 2021)

However, at the auction table, teams like DC, PBKS and RCB entered into a solid bidding war that soared up Richardson’s contract value to INR 14 Crore. Since the PBKS management wanted a set of overseas pacers, they contentedly preferred even paying a hefty premium.

10. Kyle Jamieson- INR 15 Crore (IPL 2021)

The tall pacer, since his debut in 2020, has become one of the centrepieces of the NZ team across formats. Perhaps when the bowling all-rounder also wanted to taste the IPL, a plethora of demand and money was been offered to him.

9. Pat Cummins- INR 15.5 Crore (IPL 2020)

In fact with the KKR franchise also looking to bag a premier overseas pacer in IPL 2020, it was expected that the purple army will go the distance to grab Pat Cummins. At the auction table, the Aussie pacer was signed for INR 15.5 Crore but later on, the performances weren’t much worthy.

8. Chris Morris- INR 16.25 Crore (IPL 2021)

In IPL 2021, Morris was overwhelmingly bought by the RR franchise for INR 16.25 Crore. Since their chief pacer Jofra Archer wasn’t available, Morris seemed to be an ideal fill-in for the pink army. Perhaps in terms of his performances, Morris astonishingly picked up 14 wickets from his first 7 games in IPL 2021.

7. Ravindra Jadeja- INR 9.8 Crore (IPL 2012)

The yellow army’s management also had engaged in a bidding war with the Deccan franchise and eventually signed Jadeja at a stupendous amount of INR 9.8 Crore.

6. Glenn Maxwell- INR 14.25 Crore (IPL 2021)

the Aussie batter experienced a bidding war amongst four different franchises. Initially, teams like KKR and RR had shown a keen interest but other franchises like RCB and CSK had indulged in an intense bidding conflict that erupted his price to above INR 14 Crore.

5. Ben Stokes- INR 14.5 Crore (IPL 2017)

when Ben Stokes was up in the 2017 auction table, the all-rounder keenly received massive bids from the various teams. But since the Pune franchise had the luxury of offering more, Stokes was signed for a monumental amount of INR 14.5 Crores.

4. Yuvraj Singh- 16 Crore (IPL 2015)

Well, when the RCB franchise had bought Yuvraj Singh for a colossal amount of INR 14 Crore in IPL 2014, it looked like the cricketer had overwhelmingly received his maximum salary. Some even believed that such a record purchase could even be IPL’s best ever deal for the longest of times.

3. Dinesh Karthik- INR 12.5 Crore (IPL 2014)

Perhaps teams like Delhi, who wanted a build a strong squad, had gone all guns blazing to bag Karthik in the 2014 mega auction. The Delhi team management paid an enormous total of INR 12.5 Crore to bag one of team India’s versatile T20 batters.

2. KL Rahul- INR 11 Crore (IPL 2018)

For KL Rahul, the IPL 2016 was utter bliss. The Bangalore cricketer, while representing his home franchise, had stacked an impressive total of 397 runs at an average of 44.11.

1. Gautam Gambhir- INR 11.04 Crore (IPL 2011)

Well, until the IPL 2011 auctions, no cricketer had ever crossed the 10 Crore mark in terms of their purchases. It was only in the 2011 season when the KKR franchise pushed went full throttle to acquire Gautam Gambhir, who then entirely changed the purple army’s fortunes.