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IPL 7 Auction: R Vinay Kumar sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.80 crore

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Feb 12, 2014

India and Karnataka pacer R Vinay Kumar was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2014 for Rs 2.80 crore.

Vinay Kumar led Karnatka to title wins in the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 and the Irani Trophy 2013-14 this season.

Vinay Kumar showed tremendous leadership skills as Karnataka lifted their seventh Ranji Trophy title beating Maharashtra by seven wickets in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Vinay said said he always believed his young side had the ability to lift the title this season.

With the win, Karnataka, who last won the trophy in 1998-99, are now joint second with Delhi while Mumbai top the list with 40 crowns. For two-time winners Maharashtra it was another chance lost to lift the trophy they had won last in 1940-41.

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