Most expensive buys at IPL auction since 2008

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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:

SeasonPlayerTeam
2008M.S. DhoniChennai Super Kings ($1.5 million)
2009Andrew Flintoff, Kevin PietersenChennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore ($1.55 million)
2010Shane Bond, Kieron PollardKolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians ($0.75 million)
2011Gautam GambhirKolkata Knight Riders ($2.4 million)
2012Ravindra JadejaChennai Super Kings ($2 million)
2013Glenn MaxwellMumbai Indians ($1 million)
2014Yuvraj SinghRoyal Challengers Bangalore (₹14 crore)
2015Yuvraj SinghDelhi Daredevils (₹16 crore)
2016Shane WatsonRoyal Challengers Bangalore (₹9.5 crore)
2017Ben StokesRising Pune Supergiants (₹14.5 crore)
2018Ben StokesRajasthan Royals (₹12.5 crore)
2019Jaydev Unadkat, Varun ChakravarthyRajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab (₹8.4 crore)
2020Pat CumminsKolkata Knight Riders (₹15.5 crore)

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