New Delhi, Feb 6: Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson commanded the highest bid of Rs.9 crore from Royal Challengers Bengaluru while star batsman Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday.
This is first time that Watson has featured in the IPL auction since the inaugural edition in 2008.
Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who attracted a record price of Rs 16 crore at last year's Indian Premier League (IPL) Players Auction, this time went for Rs 7 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Surprise in today's auction was the bidding of former CSK spinner Pawan Negi, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for staggering 8.5 crores.
Like every year, this year's IPL auction too came up with a few big surprises, shocked and astonished the cricket fans.
Here is what all Twitterati had to say:
Uncapped players in #IPLAuction— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 6, 2016
8.5 Pawan Negi DD
4.5 M Ashwin PSG
4.2 Deepak Hooda SRH
4.0 Karun Nair DD
3.2 Nathu Singh MI
Dhoni's Pune chased M Ashwin as if he was R Ashwin. Sure they didn't confuse the two?! Who is this M Ashwin?! #IPLAuction— Varun (@lalwanivarun) February 6, 2016
Nathu Singh believed to be the quickest bowler in India at the moment, goes for Rs 3.20 crores to Mumbai Indians#IPLAuction— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 6, 2016
Dhawan, Morgan, Warner, Yuvraj, Boult, Nehra, Sran.......can #SRH play an all left handed team?— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 6, 2016
Mitchell Marsh benefits from an acute case of seam-bowling-all-rounder-itis #IPLAuction— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) February 6, 2016
Unsold cricketer at #IPLAuction = MLA/MP overlooked for ministry before oath taking ceremony. *embarrassed but putting on a brave face*— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) February 6, 2016
Thunderous double by young Rishab Pant today: century in u-19 World Cup, bought for Rs 1.9 crore by Delhi— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 6, 2016
And we thought being a bowler was a thankless job 😉💰#IPLAuction— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 6, 2016
RCB & Mallya paying 2 cr for Stuart Binny. Now you know why Kingfisher went bankrupt. #IPLAuction— Sumit (@_RKSumit) February 6, 2016
Guptill, Khawaja, Dilshan, Finch, Sammy unsold! Morris gets 7 crore... the IPL is one weird league...! #IPLAuction— Bomber Fan (@bomberfan_33) February 6, 2016
Hastings benefiting from the recent India-Australia series. KKR again showing that they're willing to invest in smart bowlers #IPLAuction— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) February 6, 2016
Release him. Get him back. Release him. Get him back.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 6, 2016
RCB treats Yuvraj Singh the way Yerwada Jail treated Sunjay Dutt.#IPLAuction
The only SriLankan player in this year's IPL is Lasith Malinga. 😂 #IPLAuction— Shamilka Fernando (@Spooky_Flyer93) February 6, 2016
Any players get unsold.. Why to take these many players for #IPLAuction— Riley!! (@Rahulpathak_31) February 6, 2016
Just ask the franchise whom they want to see in the auction &proceed