Yuvraj Singh © IANS
Yuvraj Singh was sold for Rs 14 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore © IANS

 

Feb 12, 2014

 

Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik were the two cricketers to fetch the highest bids on the first day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auction. While Yuvraj was bagged by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 14 crore, Dinesh Karthik was sold for Rs 12.5 crore to Delhi Daredevils. Mitchell Johnson was purchased by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.5 crore, while Steven Smith was taken by Rajasthan Royals for Rs fou crore.

 

Yuvraj played for the Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors India in the previous editions of the IPL. On the other hand, Karthik has played for Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians.

 

England discard Kevin Pietersen was expected to make it big in the auction this time around with his availability for the entire season being certain, and Delhi Daredevils retained him for Rs nine crore.

 

Here’s the list of the players with highest selling price

 

Team

Player

Role

Price (INR)

 RCB

Yuvraj Singh

All-Rounder

14,00,00,000

DD

Dinesh Karthik

Wicket Keeper

12,50,00,000

DD

Kevin Pietersen

Batsman

9,00,00,000

KXIP

Mitchell Johnson

All-Rounder

6,50,00,000

KXIP

Glenn Maxwell

All-Rounder

6,00,00,000

KKR

Jacques Kallis

All-Rounder

5,50,00,000

SRH

David Warner

Batsman

5,50,00,000

KKR

Robin Uthappa

Batsman

5,00,00,000