[caption id="attachment_780547" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Prabh-Simran-Singh-Twitter.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-780547" alt="Punjab's wicket keeper batsman Prabh Simran. @ Twitter" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Prabh-Simran-Singh-Twitter.jpg" width="628" height="471" /></a> Punjab's wicket keeper batsman Prabh Simran. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Jaipur:</strong> Unheralded teenagers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prabh-simran-singh">Prabh Simran Singh</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prayas-ray-barman">Prayas Ray Barman</a> attracted astonishing bids during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League </a>(IPL) auction to laugh their way to the bank on a day when superstar <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dale-steyn/">Dale Steyn</a> went unsold and once a hot-property <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh/">Yuvraj Singh</a> struggled to find a buyer. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-auction-2019-varun-chakravarthy-and-jaydev-unadkat-biggest-earners-as-franchises-splurge-780398">Varun Chakravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat biggest earners as franchises splurge</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Punjab's wicket keeper batsman Prabh Simran, all of 18, was taken by Preity Zinta-owned <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> for Rs 4.80 crore while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>-led <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a> shelled out Rs 1.5 crore for 16-year-old Barman, who is an all-rounder from Bengal. Both the players had a base price of Rs 20 lakh. <p></p> <p></p>In contrast, Yuvraj was sold for Rs 1 crore by Mumbai Indians late in the day having got a deal of Rs 14 crore by the RCB in 2014. <p></p> <p></p>The intense bidding for the two youngsters showed that the teams were willing to loosen purse strings for talent and not just the names. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/will-learn-from-virat-kohli-sir-on-how-to-be-more-consistent-shivam-dube-780421">Will learn from Virat Kohli sir on how to be more consistent: Shivam Dubey</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Prab Simran has played only four List A matches and was part of the Indian team which finished a runner-up at the recent ACC <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/emerging-teams-asia-cup">Emerging Teams Asia Cup</a> in Sri Lanka. The Punjab batsman idolises explosive <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virender-sehwag/">Virender Sehwag</a>. The attacking batsman scored 298 runs for his side in the Under-23 tournament. <p></p> <p></p>In the Cooch Behar trophy in season 2017-18, he scored 547 runs for Punjab, hitting three centuries. Barman, a leg-break bowler, is just nine Last A game old but was very impressive during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vijay-hazare-trophy-2018-19">Vjjay Hazare Trophy</a>.