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Feb 12, 2014
The Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took ages to kick-start the bid, following which RR joined in.
There was a frantic two-way tussle during the range between Rs 3 crores and Rs 4 crores. Once Rajasthan Royals reached Rs 4 crores, however, Kolkata Knight Riders dropped out.
Given that no one had a ‘Right to Match’ Card for Smith, Rajasthan Royals claimed him at a relatively inexpensive price. Smith, during his last IPL season with the now-defunct Pune Warriors India, showed his ability to hit the ball long and big in pressure situations.
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