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Most expensive buys at IPL auction since 2008

There is no doubt that cricketers around the world wait for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction every year as they enjoy the luxury of getting the highest amount as compared to other foreign leagues.

Players amass a considerable amount of money in the cash-rich league, and that’s the reason every cricketer wants to be a part of IPL.


Apart from the money-talks, IPL is also a stage for the young Indian players to showcase their talent while sharing the dugouts with the biggest names in this sport.

Every year, some players top the table of most expensive buys. The likes of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Ben Stokes have set the IPL auctions on fire with the whopping amount they’ve received for playing in the world’s biggest T20 tournament.


Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins emerged as the most expensive overseas player in the IPL auction history on Thursday. The pacer was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a walloping Rs 15.50 crore at the 2020 IPL Auction that took place in Kolkata.

Cummins surpassed the previous record of Ben Stokes who was the most expensive player in the 2017 IPL auction. Stokes was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 14.5 crore.

Let’s have a look at the most expensive buy at each IPL auction:


Season

Player

Team


2008

M.S. Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings ($1.5 million)

2009

Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen


Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore ($1.55 million)

2010

Shane Bond, Kieron Pollard

Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians ($0.75 million)

2011

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders ($2.4 million)

2012

Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings ($2 million)

2013

Glenn Maxwell

Mumbai Indians ($1 million)

2014

Yuvraj Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore (₹14 crore)

2015

Yuvraj Singh

Delhi Daredevils (₹16 crore)

2016

Shane Watson

Royal Challengers Bangalore (₹9.5 crore)

2017

Ben Stokes

Rising Pune Supergiants (₹14.5 crore)

2018

Ben Stokes

Rajasthan Royals (₹12.5 crore)

2019

Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab (₹8.4 crore)

2020

Pat Cummins

Kolkata Knight Riders (₹15.5 crore)

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