David Warner was sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.5 crores © PTI
David Warner was sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.5 crores © PTI

 

Feb 12, 2014

 

Marquee player and Australia‘s explosive opener, David Warner was sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 5.5 crores. Given his current form, Warner was sold at an exceptionally inexpensive price.

 

Warner started at a bid of Rs 1.5 crores, and surprisingly, the franchises hesitated to buy him. SH began bidding at 1.6 crores, following which Mumbai Indians (MI) joined in. The bidding continued till MI bid 5 crores.

 

Once SH raised the bar to 5.5 crores MI backed out. Once again Delhi Daredevils (DD) did not use their “Rights to Match” card. It was perhaps justified for Sehwag, but for Warner?