VIVO IPL 2017: IPL 10 Auction
The VIVO Indian Premier League Player Auction 2017 concluded in Bengaluru on February 20, Monday with as many as 66 being bought by eight teams including 27 overseas players. On a day that witnessed intense bidding, a total of INR 91.15 Crore was spent. History was created as for the first time ever, players from Afghanistan were listed for the auctions. Rashid Khan, 18, fetched a whopping INR 4 crore as the teams pitched in hard for the Afghan leg-spinner with Sunrisers Hyderabad being the eventual winners. Expectedly, English all-rounder Ben Stokes generated tremendous interest and excitement with most teams willing to empty their purse. In the end, Rising Pune Supergiant bought Stokes for a massive INR 14,50,00,000. Stokes became the most expensive overseas player ever to feature in the IPL. Indian left-arm medium fast, T Natarajan was bought for 30 times his base price, attracting an INR 3 crore. The lone UAE cricketer, Chirag Suri was bought by the Gujarat Lions.