IPL Auction 2019 Live updates

IPL Auction 2019 Live updates

IPL Auction 2019 Live updates

Varun initially gave up on a career in cricket when he was in class XII and then did a five-year architecture course, and worked in the field for close to two years - during which he played regularly with the tennis ball over the weekend - before deciding to leave that job and rekindle his passion for cricket as a 25-year-old.

Varun Chakravarathy was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 8.4 crore.

Meanwhile out of favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh went unsold, while West Indians Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite bagged hefty deals during the IPL players' auction. "I just quit. I walked in and right away said I want to stop working and I came back", now 27-year-old Varun was quoted as saying by Cricketnext.

Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 1.5 crore for the young player.

Chakravarthy, with a base price of Rs 20 lakh, went to Kings XI Punjab after a bidding war that also involved Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

The countdown has begun for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction and a total of 351 cricketers have been shortlisted for the event.

The 12th edition of Indian Premier League, or IPL 2019 player auction is going to be held on December 18, 2018, on Tuesday.

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KXIP, who had the maximum money going into the auction, also spent big on England all-rounder Sam Curran, buying him for Rs 7.2 crore, the most for an overseas player on Tuesday.

Uncapped Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube attracted a lot of attention when he was picked for Rs 5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the bid for wicketkeepers, Heinrich Klaasen was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of Rs 50 lakh. I was expecting to be picked up at my base price.

Spinner Axar Patel (Rs five crore), pacer Mohit Sharma (Rs five crore) and Mohammad Shami (Rs 4.8 crore) were the other names to fetch big bids.

Another West Indian to get an attractive deal was wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran.

Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise. With a base price of Rs 1 crore, it was expected there will be many teams bidding for the 2011 World Cup Player of the Series, but it's heartbreaking for his fans. Mohit Sharma, a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000).

The high-profile unsold players were Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum and Chris Woakes.

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