IPL Auction 2020: List of players who have fetched over ₹10 crore rupees in auction
The IPL Auction 2020 is just under three weeks away as all the teams would have laid down their respective plans for the event. The franchises do not wish to spend much in the auction but the value of some exceptional players forces the teams to enter into a bidding war. Over the years, the fans have witnessed several bidding wars in the auction where the teams forget the smart budgeting techniques and give it all they have to sign one player.
While the top retained players always receive better contracts than the players signed in the auction, there have been multiple instances where teams made their most expensive signing in the auction. The trade pundits bill ₹10 crore as a major milestone in the IPL auction and during the last 13 auctions, only nine players have surpassed that milestone.
Here's a look at all the nine stars who fetched over ₹10 crore rupees in the IPL Auction -
#1 Gautam Gambhir - ₹11.04 crore
The first player to get a ₹10 crore plus bid at the IPL auction was the former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. The Delhi-born superstar entered the auction in 2011 after Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) released him. A lot of teams wanted him in their side not only because of his phenomenal batting skills but Gautam was also a fantastic leader.
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Kolkata Knight Riders splurged ₹11.04 crore rupees from their purse to sign the left-handed batsman. The bold decision paid off for KKR as Gambhir guided them to the IPL title in 2012 and 2014. Besides, he was one of the highest run-scorers of the franchise.
Though he never scored a hundred for Kolkata, he registered 27 fifties in the IPL while donning the purple and gold jersey.