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In the auction for the 14th season of IPL, 5 players were the most surprised. These players are Krishnappa Gautam, Rylee Meredith, Shah Rukh Khan, Chetan Sakaria and Cheteshwar Pujara. Gautam was the most expensive uncapped player in IPL auction history. Gautam, with a base price of 20 lakhs, was bought by CSK at 9.25 crore for 46 times more. At the same time, Punjab Kings, the team of Indian young all-rounder Shahrukh Khan Preity Zinta, bought for 5.25 crores.
Cheteshwar Pujara sold for the first time since 2014
Cheteshwar Pujara was the most shocking in this IPL auction. He was bought by Chennai Superkings for his base price of Rs 50 lakhs. The 33-year-old Pujara has not been bought by any team since 2014 in 7 seasons. He has played 64 T20s in his career so far.
Pujara has scored 1356 runs at an average of 29.47 and a strike rate of 109.35. His highest score in T20 is 100 runs off 61 balls. He played this unbeaten innings in 2019 against Railways playing from Saurashtra. He has scored 390 runs in 30 matches in IPL. When CSK bought Pujara in the auction held in Chennai on Thursday, the people present there also played applause. These included celebrities like Preity Zinta, Anil Kumble.
CSK bought Gautam at 46 times higher price
Gautham became the most expensive uncapped player in IPL history by selling bowling all-rounder for 9.25 crores. Uncapped means players who have not played international matches for their country till now. The 32-year-old Gautam broke the record of Krunal Pandya in the case of uncapped players. Krunal was bought by Mumbai for 8.8 crores.
CSK needed an off-spin all-rounder. This gap will now be fulfilled by Gautam along with Moin Ali. Playing from Rajasthan Royals, Gautam scored 18 runs in the over of Jaspreet Bumrah against Mumbai Indians in the 2018 season. In this match, Rajasthan needed 43 runs off 17 balls. Gautam scored 33 runs from 11 balls to win the match to Rajasthan.
25-year-old Shahrukh Khan sold for Rs 5.25 crore
Batting all-rounder Shahrukh, 25, went to the Punjab Kings. Shahrukh with a base price of 20 lakhs sold for Rs 5.25 crore. He has so far scored 293 runs in 31 domestic T20s at an average of 131.39. His highest score was 40 not out. At the same time, he has taken 2 wickets in the same match. He scored 88 runs in 8 matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. During this time his strike rate was 220.
Chetan Sakaria bought by Rajasthan for 1.20 crores
22-year-old Chetan Sakaria of Saurashtra is a left-arm fast bowler. Chetan, with a base price of 20 lakhs, was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.20 crore. He took 12 wickets in 5 matches in Syed Mushtaq’s 2020 season. Their economy was 4.90 during this period. He has so far taken 28 wickets in a total of 16 T20s with an economy of 7.08.
Riley Meredith can prove trump card for Punjab
Australia’s 24-year-old fast bowler Rylee Meredith surprised everyone. He was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 8 crore, while his base price was Rs 40 lakh. He has played 34 T20s so far. In this he has taken 43 wickets. In the Big Bash, he took 16 wickets in 13 matches, playing with Hobart Hurricanes. During this time his economy was 7.82.
6 feet 8 inch jameson came in auction for the first time
This will be New Zealand’s 26-year-old all-rounder Kyle Jameson’s first IPL. Jameson, 6 feet 8 inches tall, was bought by Bengaluru for 20 times more than Rs 15 crore. His base price was 75 lakh rupees. He took 54 wickets in overall 38 T20s and scored 190 runs. He bowls at a speed of 140 and also strengthens the middle order.
Richardson the highest wicket-taker in the Big Bash League
24-year-old Australian bowler Jay Richardson was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore. His base price was 1.50 crores. They sold at 9 times the price. Punjab needed pacer in the Death Overs along with Mohammed Shami. Richardson will fill this shortcoming. Richardson has taken 78 wickets in 62 T20s so far. He was the highest wicket in Australia’s Big Bash League 2020-21 season. He took 29 wickets in 17 matches.