IPL Auction 2019: Delhi Capitals fork out Rs 5 crore for Axar Patel
Axar Patel has fetched a huge payday from Delhi Capitals.

Axar Patel has fetched the highest price by a capped Indian cricketer during the early exchanges of the 2019 IPL player auction in Jaipur, going to the rechristened franchise Delhi Capitals for Rs 5 crore from a base price of Rs 1 crore.

With both Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab, Axar’s former franchise, expected to go big in the auction, a bidding war ensued for the Indian allrounder. The left-arm spin bowling all-rounder sparked huge interest from KXIP and Capitals, who engaged fiercely until the Delhi-based franchise won his services.

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Axar broke into the Indian team four years ago on the back of his performances in the IPL, but was released by KXIP after spending a number of years with them.

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Capitals – formerly Delhi Daredevils – earlier opened the bidding by purchasing Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore.