IPL 7 auction: Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik win big, so does big-hitting Kiwi Corey Anderson

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 13 2014, 03:47am hrs
Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik clinched a mind-boggling Rs 12.5 crore purse from Delhi Daredevils. (PTI)
Flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the surprise recipient of a windfall at the IPL players' auction, fetching a record bid of Rs 14 crore from the Royal Challengers Bangalore while Dinesh Karthik also clinched a mind-boggling Rs 12.5 crore purse from Delhi Daredevils here today.

Both Yuvraj and Karthik, who are not even regular members of the Indian team, triggered stunning bidding wars among the franchises to set a new record in earnings in the cash-rich league. They surpassed the Rs 11.04 crore that was bid on Gautam Gambhir in 2011, the highest till now.

Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen, whose England career came to an abrupt end after a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this month, fetched a huge Rs 9 crore purse, bought by Delhi Daredevils, the franchise he played for last season.

Upcoming New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, who scored the fastest ODI century smashing a 36-ball ton to breach the record set by Shahid Afridi in 1996, expectedly got a decent package of Rs 4.5 crore with the Mumbai Indians though there was strong buzz of him emerging as the highest paid from this auction.

Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson (Rs 6.5 crore, Kings XI Punjab), all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (Rs 6 crore, Kings XI Punjab), Indian opener Murali Vijay (Rs 5 crore, Delhi Daredevils), South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (Rs 5.5 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders), Robin Uthappa (Rs 5 crore, KKR), West Indian batsman Dwayne Smith (Rs 4.5 crore, Chennai Super Kings), Amit Mishra (Rs 4.25 crore, Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Aaron Finch (Rs 4 crore, SRH) were some of the players who triggered intense bidding in the auction.

"It's a grand affair and every edition IPL has grown bigger. The seventh edition would be no exception, it will be grander and more entertaining for fans and franchises," IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal said before the start of the star-studded auction where Bollywood actors and business tycoons were present.

Actress Preity Zinta, co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, Juhi Chawla, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, businessman Vijay Mallya, Nita Ambani (Mumbai Indians), cricketers Rahul Dravid (Rajasthan Royals), Anil Kumble (Mumbai Indians) were among the celebrities present at the auction which was beamed live.

Highlights of IPL 7 auctioned players:

* Murli Vijay - India (Base price: Rs 3 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore

* Kevin Pietersen - England (Base price: Rs 2 crore) retained by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore

Yuvraj Singh - India (Base price: Rs 2 crore) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore

* Jacques Kallis - South Africa (Base price: Rs 2 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.5 crore

* Virender Sehwag - India (Base price: Rs 2 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3.20 crore

David Warner - Australia (Base price: Rs 1.5 crore) to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.50 crore

* Mitchell Johnson - Australia (Base price: Rs 2 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.50 crore

* George Bailey - Australia (Base price: Rs 2 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3.25 crore

* Darren Sammy - West Indies (Base price: Rs 1 crore) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.50 crore

* Faf du Pessis - South Africa (Base price Rs 1.50 crore) sold Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4.75 crore

* Dinesh Karthik - India (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 12.50 crore

* Brandan Mccullum - New Zealand (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 3.25 crore

* Mike Hussey - Australia (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crore

* Amit Mishra - India (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4.75 crore

* Zaheer Khan - India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.60 crore

* Aaron Finch - Australia (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore

* Cheteshwar Pujara -India (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1.9 crore

* JP Duminy - South Africa (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.30 crore

* Robin Uthappa -India (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore

* Brad Hodge - Australia (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore

* Shaun Marsh - Australia (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.2 crore

* Manoj Tiwary -India (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore

* Dwayne Smith - West Indies (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4.5 crore

* Quinton de Kock - South Africa (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.5 crore

* Wriddhiman Saha - India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.2 crore

* Parthiv Patel - India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.4 crore

* Steve Smith - Australia (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 crore

* Yousuf Pathan - India (Base price Rs 2 crore) retained by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.25 crore

* Thisara Perera - Sri Lanka (Base price Rs 50L) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1.6 crore

* Albie Morkel - South Africa (Base price Rs 1.5 cr) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.4 crore

* Irfan Pathan - India (Base price Rs 1.5 cr) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.4 crore

* Shakib Al Hasan - Bangladesh (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore

* Mitchell Starc - Australia (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore

Ashok Dinda - India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.5 crore

* Ishant Sharma - India (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.6 crore

* Bhuvneshwar Kumar - India (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4.25 crore

* Mohammed Shami - India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.25 crore

* Ravi Rampaul West Indies (Base price Rs 50L) sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 90 lakh

* Umesh Yadav India (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.6 crore

* Vinay Kumar India (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore

* Morne Morkel South Africa (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore

* Piyush Chawla India (Base price Rs 50L) sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4.25 crore

* Pragyan Ojha India (Base price Rs 2 crore) retained by Mumbai Indian for Rs 3.25 crore

* Rahul Sharma India (Base price Rs 50L) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.9 crore

* Nic Maddinson - Australia - (Base price Rs 50L), sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakh

* Saurabh Tiwary - India - (Base price Rs 50 lakh) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 70 lakh

* Brendan Taylor - Zimbabwe - (Base price Rs 30 lakh) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh

* Glenn Maxwell - Australia - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6 crore

* Laxmi Ratan Shukla - India - (Base price Rs 50 lakh) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.50 crore

* Corey Anderson - New Zealand - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 4.50 crore

* Abhisek Nayar - India - (Base price Rs 30 lakh) sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore

* Moises Henriques - Australia - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore

* Nathan Colulter-Nile - Australia - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.25 crore

* L Balaji - India - (Base price Rs 50 lakh)

* Ashish Nehra - India - (Base price Rs 2 crore) sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2 crore

* Varan Aaron - India - (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to RCB for Rs 2 crore

* Parvinder Awana - India - (Base price Rs 50 lakh) retained by King XI Punjab for Rs 65 lakh

* Jaydev Unadkat - India - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.80 crore

* Mohit Sharma - India - (Base price Rs 1 crore) retained by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2 crore

* James Neesham - New Zealand (Base price Rs 30 lakh) sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1 crore

* Samuel Badree - West indies - (Base price Rs 30 lakh) sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 30 lakh

* Ben Cutting - England - (Base price Rs 50 lakh) sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 80 lakh

* Venugopal Rao - India - (Base price Rs 30 lakh) sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 55 lakh

* Ben Hilfenhaus - Australia - (Base price Rs 1 crore) sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1 crore

Unsold:Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Naman Ojha (India), Matthew Wade (Australia), Craig Kieswetter (England), David Hussey (Australia), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Azhar Mahmood (England), Praveen Kumar (India), Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka), Robin Peterson (Australia), Murali Kartik (India), Cameron White (Australia), Darren Bravo (West Indies), Alex Hales (England), Marlon Samuels (West Indies), S Badrinath (India), Ian Bell (England), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Lendl Simmonds (West indies), Tim Paine (Australia), Kaushal Silva (Sri Lanka), Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Dane Vilas (South Africa), Denesh Ramdin (West Indies), Luke Ronchi (New Zealand), Andre Russel (West Indies), Daniel Christian (Australia), Ravi Bopara (England), Luke Wright (England), R P Singh (India), Brett Lee (Australia), Munaf Patel (India), Abhinav Mukund (India), Johan Botha (South Africa), James Franklin (New Zealand), Andrew McDonald (Australia), John Hastings (Australia), Jesse Ryder (New Zealand), Manpreet Gony (India)

The IPL 7 auctions will continue tomorrow.

There are several firsts to the 2014 edition of the IPL which begins in April. For the first time, every team which has not retained any of its earlier players will get Rs 60 crore each. Also, the bidding was done in rupees, not US dollars as earlier. For an international cricketer, the maximum base price was Rs 2 crore while the minimum was Rs 10 lakh.

Also, the rules have introduced a new concept called right to match, which means that a team like Delhi Daredevils, which has not retained any past players, can take any player won in auctions by a rival team provided they match the winning bid from their kitty.

With the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid last year, these legends will not figure in in IPL 7.

Of the 511 players, 305 are from India while 163 are spread between Australia, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and England. The balance hopefuls are from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Netherlands and Ireland.

Only Delhi Daredevils will be able to utilise its full Rs 60 crore for auctions as it did not retain any existing player; the balance IPL franchisees will have less funds to bid during the auctions. This is because they retained between one and five players from last year.