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IPL 7 Auction Day 1 — Highlights in limerick

Dinesh Karthik sold for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore in the IPL 7 auction © IANS
Dinesh Karthik sold for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore in the IPL 7 auction © IANS

Day One of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auction took place on Wednesday. A total of 70 players were sold to the eight teams. There were a few surprises along the way as some well-known names went unsold and some went for a higher price than expected. Arunabha Sengupta highlights the action on Day One of the IPL 7 auction with limericks.

 

Ajantha Mendis

Mendis had waited for the day

During the auction to make hay

Sadly was he told

In a voice stone cold

’Tis cricket not carom that we play

Ross Taylor

Luteru Poutoa Lote Taylor Ross

With a name such uniformly gross

The franchises thought

He ought not be bought

Even with the coin for the toss.

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik the ’keeper was sore

Dhoni meant he was needed no more

He could still hit the ball

But scarcely had the gall

To think he would fetch 12.5 crore.

Mitchell Johnson

Thirty seven wickets in the whitewash

Add to that the great loopy moustache

But, when came his turn

Just a month after the urn

Johnson went for just a little cash

Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralitharan with the smile on his face

Quiet Bedi – he’s an absolute ace!

But when up came his name

So dripping with fame

The price never rose above the base.

(Arunabha Sengupta is a cricket historian and Chief Cricket Writer at CricketCountry. He writes about the history and the romance of the game, punctuated often by opinions about modern day cricket, while his post-graduate degree in statistics peeps through in occasional analytical pieces. The author of three novels, he can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/senantix)

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