1. LIVE IPL auction 2018 Twitter reactions: Gautam Gambhir gets emotional; here’s what he said

LIVE IPL auction 2018 Twitter reactions: Gautam Gambhir gets emotional; here’s what he said

LIVE IPL auction 2018 update Twitter reactions: IPL auction 2018 is being held today in Bengaluru where a total of 578 players will go under Richard Madley’s hammer over the next two days.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2018 4:46 PM
IPL auction 2-18 live updates twitter LIVE IPL auction 2018 Twitter reactions: Eight teams- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Superkings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals, (RR), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kings XI Punjab (KXIIP), Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) will take part in the auction. (Twitter)

IPL player auction 2018 Twitter reactions LIVE:  IPL auction 2018 is being held today in Bengaluru where a total of 578 players will go under Richard Madley’s hammer over the next two days. The two-day event starting today will end on January 28. Eight teams- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Superkings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals, (RR), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kings XI Punjab (KXIIP), Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) will take part in the auction. This year’s auction will see teams having an increased budget of Rs 80 crore from previous Rs 66 crore. Out of the 578 players that have entered the IPL auction 2018, 361 are Indians.

There are 16 top players awarded marquee status and a base price of INR 2 crore with notable among them being Stokes, Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle, and Dwayne Bravo to name a few. There hasn’t been an IPL auction of this magnitude since the inception year of 2008 where so many premier Indian stars were up for grabs. Of course, the Twitterati are also having a busy day with fans, analysts and experts all using the micro-blogging website to express their views. Check out what they are saying.

Here are IPL player auction 2018 Twitter reactions LIVE:

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10:55 am: This is what Ravichandran Ashwin has to say about his new home; Kings XI Punjab

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10:40 am: Rajasthan Royals look very happy retaining back their player Ajinkya Rahane

10:33 am: Rajasthan Royals sold for a whopping 12.5 cr to Rajasthan Royals

10:32 am: Chris Gayle for the very first time in the IPL history remains unsold

10:31 am: Kierron Pollard sold to Mumbai Indians was sold to Rajasthan Royals but Mumbai Indians used RTM to retain him

10:30 am: Ravichandran Ashwin sold to Kings XI Punjab

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10:08 am: What do you think?

10:02 am: CSK is back again with a bang after staying away from the league for two years; this is what they have tweeted:

10:00 am: Kings XI Punjab tweets:

9:50 am: The official Twitter handle of Indian Premier League tweets:

9:45 am: Preity Zinta who will also be present at the IPL auction tweets:

9:41 am: Harsha Bhogle tweets before the start of IPL auction:

The 8 franchises had retained 18 players in total before IPL auction 2018, with Virat Kohli being the highest paid player at Rs 17 crore. The Indian captain has been retained by RCB. Meanwhile, CSK and Rajasthan Royals are making comeback to the IPL after two seasons of hiatus. Indian Captain and talisman wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has been retained by CSK. IPL holders Mumbai Indians have retained star Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.

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