IPL Auction 2019: The auction for next IPL season was held in Jaipur on Tuesday. The one who cracked the jackpot in the auction was Tamil Nadu’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. The small-time baller was bought by King XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 8.40 crore. He was carrying a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Interestingly, left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat who was released by Rajasthan Royals following his dismal show in the previous edition was again signed by the RR for Rs 8.40 crore. In the previous season, Unadkat was the most expensive Indian cricketer with RR shelling out Rs 11.5 crore for his services. He had taken 11 wickets in 15 matches he had played.
According to a tweet by IPL, all the 8 IPL teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), spent Rs 1,06,80,00,000 to pick 60 players (40 Indians and 20 overseas).
In total, there were 70 spots available with a total purse of Rs 145.25 crore.