IPL Auction 2021 was a money-spinning event. Many players became millionaires as a total of 145 crores rupees were spent on buying 57 players, which means, on average each player earned 2.54 crores rupees, which is quite significant. Out of the total 292 players, only 130 were brought to the table at the auction. Many went unsold and many went for a fortune.
Chris Morris earned the maximum of 16.25 and set a new record for being the most expensive player at the IPL auction ever. Maxwell earned 14.25 crores, Jhye Richardson earned 14 crores and many other players earned a lot of money. Today, we look at all the squads after the Auction 2021 and we shall see which team looks strong going into the IPL 14.
22 overseas players were sold and it was South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris who broke the record for the most expensive player when Rajashthan Royals fended off a stiff battle from Punjab Kings. On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell continued his run of fetching big money at IPL auction despite having an ordinary season in IPL 2020 as he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
There were some surprises too as India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was picked up by CSK while Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav found late takers in Kolkata Knight Rider and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sachin Tendulkar's son and left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar was the last pick at the auction as Mumbai Indians bought him for Rs 20 lakh.
Chennai Super Kings - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 2.55 crore remaining Delhi Capitals - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 2.15 crore remain in Kolkata Knight Riders - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 3.2 crore remaining Mumbai Indians - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 3.65 crore remaining Punjab Kings - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 18.7 crore remain in Rajasthan Royals - 24 players, 8 overseas, Rs 13.65 core royal Challengers Bangalore - 22 players, 8 overseas, Rs 35 lakh remaining Sunrisers Hyderabad - 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 6.85 crore remaining.
This was the summary of the player's auction that will play in the IPL 14. It looks like all teams have found a balance, but anything can be said only when the tournament begins.