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IPL 2018: 3 players who were 'shocked' by their auction price

ANALYST
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4.53K   //    14 Feb 2018, 21:51 IST

Some players were posed with a bonanza that took them days to sink it in
It took days for some players to sink it in

Each IPL auction brings a bagful of surprises along with it. It turns some players to superstars overnight while it pushes others in a corner. If you are Ben Stokes, a bid of 12.5 crores does not shock you anymore as you had already been given a fat paycheck of 14.5 crores the previous year. But this isn't the case with others.

While there were players like Lasith Malinga and Shaun Marsh who were sidelined this year, there were some who were gifted with such a bonanza that it took them days to sink the fact in. This article presents you three such players who could not believe their senses when they got to know their auction price.


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After the West Australian pacer was bought for 7.20 crores by the Kings XI Punjab in this year's IPL, his statements were very telling. "It's been a whirlwind tour from four or five years ago when I wasn't even a professional, so (the IPL price is) unbelievable and a dream come true," a shocked Andrew said.

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