The IPL auction 2018 has seen many ups and down with Ben Stokes again becoming the most expensive player and T20 specialist being sold in the last round of unsold players. However, many teams have had major changes in their squad.

Ravichandran Ashwin who has been a permanent member for Chennai was purchased by Kings Xi Punjab, whereas Harbhajan Singh who was Mumbai’s permanent member has been bought by Chennai.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Lamichhane became the first Nepalese player to be selected in IPL. He was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for INR 0.2 crores. He has tweeted thanking all his well wishers.

Brendon McCullum who has played for various franchise like Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi and Gujrat will wear the Royal Challenger’s Bangalore jersey this year. He has expressed his views omn reaction saying it is a dream come true for him.

Stokes who attracted the most amount of money yet as he was sold to the Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crores has tweeted saying he is excited to play alongside with Jos Buttler.

Harbhajan posted an emotional tweet thanking Mumbai Indians for the support wishing them all the best for their journey.

Jaydev Unadkat made news during the auction becomes the second most expensive player after Stokes — who was sold for a whopping amount of INR 11.5 crores. Unadkat, who was the second highest wicket taker in IPL 2017 after Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he was expecting a good bid but is surprised with his current bid.

“Honestly, I did not have any amount in mind. The past two years have been pretty good for me and after last year’s IPL (24 wickets), I expected a good bid. But yes, I was really amazed at the kind of bidding that happened. It is indeed surprising for me that franchises were ready to pay so much for a fast bowler,” Unadkat told PTI.