The auction for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is just around the corner and the players who were not retained by their franchises have already put their base price for the auction. The IPL auction is scheduled to place in Bengaluru on 27th and 28th January.
It is learnt that India veteran Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have put themselves into the auctions for Rs 2 crore, according to a report published in the Times of India.
The other players who have joined the 2 crores pool are India’s legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal, West Indies stars Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, and former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.
Harbhajan has been part of Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise from last 10 years and also won IPL title with the Paltans. In 2011, Bhajji led the team to Champions League Twenty20 glory.
But with his IPL future in doubt, the off-spinner hopes to perform well for the team whichever picks him up in the auction.
“I’ve had a great decade-long relationship with MI. I’ll look to bowl well and win games for whichever team I play for in the IPL. Let’s see what happens at the auction,” Bhajji was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Pathan brothers – Yusuf and Irfan, have kept their base price in the auctions for Rs 75 Lakhs and Rs 50 Lakhs respectively.