England flamboyant all - rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive foreign cricketer in IPL ( Indian Premier League ) history when he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a cheering amount of Rs 14.5 crore at the IPL Auction in Bengaluru on Monday.
The shocking news is that Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan, South Africa inform leg - spinner Imran Tahir found no takers in today's IPL Auction bid. The leg - spinner has recently been ranked No - 1 in the ICC list for ODI and T20 bowlers. While English fast bowler Tymal Mills, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for an amount of Rs 1.2 crore.
Entire amount of Rs 91.15 crore was conjointly spent by the eight franchise to deal 66 cricketers from a pool of 365 plus that approach under the hammer. The lift was acutely on Indian players with as many as 39 of them catching contracts, although 27 foreign players came into the Franchise roster.
Big news for Afghanistan Cricket fans, all - rounder Mohammed Nabi, bought by Sunrises Hyderabad as well as Afghanistan leg - spinner Rashid Khan is also going to Sunrises Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore.
INDIAN YOUNGSTERS GOT A NEW PLATFORM
The Uncapped Indian cricketers had a good day too with unknown Tamil Nadu left - arm fast bowler T. Natrajan who was bought by Kings 11 Punjab. Hyderabad seamer Mohammed Siraj got a buy of Rs 2.6 crore from local side franchise The Sunrises Hyderabad. Rajasthan's left arm fast bowler Aniket Chaudhary also bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2 crore. As well as Karnataka's off - spinner Krishnappa Gowtham got a deal of Rs 2 crore from Mumbai Indians.
Indian Pacer Varun Aaron back Rs 2.8 crore from Kings 11 Punjab while Railways leg - spinner was picked up by Mumbai Indians for 3.2 crore.
The former Delhi Daredevils left - arm spinner Pawan Negi was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
BIG GUNS FIND NO FRANCHISE
The Auction day positively turned out to be brilliant one for the England player, English bowling all - rounder Chris Woakes was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4.2 Crore, along with England dynamic opening batsman Jason Roy was bought by Gujarat Lion at a base price of Rs 1 crore.
"We knew he was going to be expensive. We do believe he is going to be there for the first 14 games and right now we are focusing on first 14, and we are happy with this. We pretty much knew, we are not going to get him below this price" Pune owner Sanjeev Goenka told reporters.
"We needed this kind of an all - rounder is our team we are reinforcing our core, our playing 11 and you would see the rest of the stratergy as the day, unfold", Goenka added.
South Africa Seamer Kagiso Rabada was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore, while New Zealand seamer Trent Boult was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore.