IPL auction ends, Karn Sharma earns big
The 2014 Pepsi IPL Player auction concluded in Bengaluru as Railways bowler Karn Sharma became the costliest buy among the uncapped players as he fetched Rs 3.75 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad on the second day of the event on Thursday.
All-rounder Rishi Dhawan was also bought by Kings XI Punjab for a stunning amount of Rs 3 crore.
New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor, who was unsold on Wednesday, was bagged by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore.
On the first day of the auction, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whooping Rs 14 crore.
A total of 154 players were sold, out of which 50 were overseas, on the two days of the auction. This comprises 80 capped players and 74 uncapped players.
Out of the 154 players, 117 have played in the IPL before. Ten have been part of IPL sides, but haven't played a single game. The remaining 27 will figure in the IPL for the first time.
A total of 178 players (60 overseas) will feature in the Pepsi IPL 2014.
Sixty six players will represent the same side that they had played for, in Pepsi IPL 2013. 24 of these were retained prior to the 2014 Pepsi IPL Player Auction.
Thirteen were acquired through the RTM, and 29 were purchased, during the auction.
(Posted on 13-02-2014)