12/19/2018 3:36:59 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Spin sensation Varun Chakravarthy made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu only this year and is yet to play for India. But the 27-year-old architect-turned-cricketer commanded the biggest bucks at the IPL Player Auction 2019 in Jaipur on Tuesday (December 18) when Kings XI Punjab bought him for Rs 8.4 crore (about US$1.2 million). That made him the most expensive player alongside pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was also bought for the same price by Rajasthan Royals. Unadkat, also 27, who has represented India, was the most expensive player last year, too, but then he had fetched an even bigger price – Rs 11.5 crore – from Rajasthan Royals.
Chakravarthy was not the only uncapped Indian to fetch big bucks. Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, 25, also earned a fat pay cheque, snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore.
Test and one-day international veteran, batsman Yuvraj Singh, 37, on the other hand, went unsold in the first round but was finally picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1 crore – his base price.
England all-rounder Sam Curran was the most expensive foreign player, bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.2 crore. Carlos Braithwaite, skipper of the West Indies T20 team, was bagged by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore.