IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris becomes most expensive player in history; Glenn Maxwell hit jackpot
All-rounders Chris Morris and Glenn Maxwell earned big at the IPL Auction 2021
Chennai: All eight franchises were looking to strengthen their squads for the IPL 2021 auction held in Chennai on Thursday. South-African Chris Morris was sold at a deal of huge amount of Rs 16.25 crore to Rajasthan Roayls. He was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore last year.
In what came as another big singing, Glenn Maxwell hit the jackpot where he was signed by RCB for mega Rs 14.25 crore. The demand for overseas players was huge during an IPL auction. While Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris already expected to be on the radar hit the banks of the clubs.
Apart from Maxwell, Morris many players were sold for hefty prices at IPL 2021 Auction in Chennai: Check out the signings done by the franchises till the first break:
MORRIS SCRIPTS HISTORY
South-African all-rounder Chris Morris available at base price of Rs two crore was sold at Rs 16.25 crore to Rajasthan Royals. He was released by Virat Kohli-led RCB ahead of IPL’s 14th edition. He played the last season of the IPL for RCB and bagged 11 wickets in nine games. The all-rounder did not get much chance to perform with the bat and only managed to score 24 runs in the entire season.
The previous most expensive player in the history was Yuvraj Singh (Delhi) at Rs 16 crore followed by Australian Pat Cummins at 15.5 crore for KKR.
MAXWELL HIT THE JACKPOT
Yet again. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has made a buzz in IPL auction 2021 and joined Royal Challengers Bangalore at whooping Rs 14.25 crore. He will play along two mega-stars of the club Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Kolkata Knight Riders in opening bid submitted the offer of Rs 2 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore joined KKR to back out by making a bid worth Rs 4.4 crore. But after KKR gone down, Chennai Super Kings joined the war. But ultimately RCB made the cut of Rs 14.25 crore.
STEVE SMITH JOINS DELHI CAPITALS
Due to his poor show last year, former Australia Steve Smith was released by Rajasthan Royals, However, Smith was sold to Delhi for Rs. 2.2 crore
MOEEN ALI GOES TO CHENNAI
England all-rounder Moeen Ali signs Chennai Super Kings at Rs 7 crore. The former RCB player was released ahead of this year’s season.His recent form in Test cricket is an instance of the talent that he has. He bagged eight wickets in the second Test against India and surprisingly Chennai Super Kings has signed him for IPL this year.
Talking about the other signings, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan was sold to KKR at Rs 3.20 crore. Shivam Dube was sold at Rs 4.40 crore to Rajasthan Royals while England batsman David Malan will fly to Kings Punjab as he was signed at Rs 1.50 crore.
Meanwhile there were no teams to pick Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Kedar Jadhav, Evin Lewis, Hanuma Vihari in the first set of the auction.