Saturday, January 8, 2011

LIVE IPL auction in india

To wrap up the day’s
proceedings: the day opened
with Gautam Gambhir and it
turned out to be the costliest
one of the day at an astounding
$2.4 million for Kolkata Knight
$57,900,000 were spent today at
IPL auction. Kochi had the most
buys, 11. Mumbai and Rajasthan
bought the least: four each.
Reigning champs Chennai Super
Kings bought six, out of which
four were retained. They lost
Muttiah Muralitharan to Kochi,
but went after R Ashwin, taking
him for $850,000, their costliest
Indian players were in great
demand – Yusuf Pathan was also
bought by Kolkata, for 2.1
million while Robin Uthappa
went to Pune Warriors for the
same price.
Rohit Sharma (2 million,
Mumbai), Irfan Pathan (1.9
million, Delhi), Yuvraj Singh (1.8
million, Pune), Saurabh Tiwary
(1.6 million Bangalore) were the
other top picks.
The highest paid foreign player is
Mahela Jayawardene, taken for
1.5 million by Kochi.
The big news from India’s point
of view was Sourav Ganguly
going unsold, along with his
Kolkata team-mates Chris Gayle
and Ajantha Mendis.
Ganguly’s contemporaries, Rahul
Dravid went to Rajasthan for
500,000 while VVS Laxman went
to Kochi for 400,000.
Brian Lara was also among the
players much talked about, but
the former West Indies batsman
did not get any bids.
Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis
were the million-dollar buys
from South Africa — no
surprises there — but Johan
Botha drawing 950,000 from
Rajasthan was surprising.
Ravindra Jadeja was picked up by
Kochi for 950,000 as was
Sreesanth went to the same
team for 900,000.
dirk_nannes One of the
strangest days ever. My
mind was nowhere all
day. Anxious is an
understatement. Very
happy to go to
Bangalore. We Vics were
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18.04 - Paul Collingwood for
250,000 goes to Rajasthan. And
that’s the end of today’s auction,
which will resume tomorrow
morning at 11.
18.01 – The auction enters its
seventh hour, it’s Badrinath
under the hammer. Chennai
take him for 850,000.
17.54 - Cheteshwar Pujara
begins with a base price of
400,000 and counting for the
promising Saurashtra batsman.
He goes to Bangalore for
17.50 - Manoj Tiwary goes for
475,000 to Kolkata. His previous
price was 675,000 by Delhi. Huge
17.45 - No takers for Tamim
Iqbal. Callum Ferguson goes for
300,000 to Pune.
17.37 - Eoin Morgan next.
Kolkata take him for 350,000.
Brad Hodge goes for 425,000 to
bhogleharsha value of
players determined not
just by skill but,to lesser
extent, by ability to put
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17.34 - Chamara Kapugedera
next, unsold. Aaron Finch goes
to Delhi for 300,000.
PitchedUpCric Murali
Kartik going unsold is a
shock. Quality,
experienced limited
overs spinner. Somerset
fans will be surprised
but delighted no doubt
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17.28 - Amit Mishra goes from
Delhi to Deccan, for 300,000.
Nathan McCullum goes to Pune
for 100,000 his base price. His
brother Brendon went to Kochi.
Next, Ramesh Powar, who goes
to Kochi for 180,000.
17.24 - Murali Kartik, formerly of
KKR, goes unsold. Some of KKR
ex-players seem to be black-
listed at this auction. Gayle,
Ganguly, Mendis… all unsold.
17.19 - Ajantha Mendis unsold.
Pragyan Ojha “stands tall like a
mountain in Indian cricket”,
roars Sidhu. I’m sure he wasn’t
talking about Kapil Dev or Anil
Kumble. Ojha has been retained
by Deccan for 500,000.
17.17 - R Ashwin next. Chennai
retain him for 850,000. “Young
Indian players is what teams
want to bank upon”, says senior
scribe Ayaz Memon.
17.16 - Piyush Chawla goes for
900,000 to Punjab. Well.
ImARuN123 Good
Decision “OLD is GOLD”
RT @SnehaRajani:
Muralitharan for $1.1
million!!! The 1st “old”
player sold!! At 38 years
– not bad Murali !!! 08
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17.12 - Graeme Swann goes
unsold! Shocker! Some teams
haven’t done their homework, it
seems. Swann is possibly the best
off-spinner on the international
circuit today and a handy bat
too. And who can forget his
Sprinkler Dance? Too good a
man to be considered.
17.10 - Muttiah Muralitharan
goes to Kochi for 1.1 million. No
surprises here. He had a terrific
IPL 2010 and Champions League
2010, and was one of the
reasons why Chennai won both
17.04 - Lots of comments about
Sourav Ganguly’s exclusion.
Sadly for Dada’s fans, the team
owners don’t share their
sentiments. “I won’t support KKR
without Ganguly,” says Sayan B.
Arup and Vikas Doshi call for a
boycott of IPL matches at Eden
17.02 - Doug Bollinger retained
for 700,000 by Chennai.
17.00 – Mahesh writes in the
comments: “I am also a cricket
player and much better than all
these players except Sachin and
year when he was their in
Madras for selection I was got
refusal from my parents and
might be my name has also got
written in cricket history books as
one of the best cricketer in both
bowling and bating.”
Our heart-felt sympathies,
16.58 - Dirk Nannes goes for
650,000 to Bangalore. Good
bowler, fair price.
16.55 - Ryan Harris goes to Kings
XI for 3250,000.
16.49 - Dale Steyn up next. He
starts at 200,000. This should be
interesting. 600,000 and
counting. Will Bangalore try to
retain him?
1 million and counting! Steyn is
the first pace bowler today to
reach into seven-figures.
Deccan take Steyn at 1.2
16.48 - Morne Morkel goes to
Delhi for 475,000.
16.45 - Brett Lee goes for
Kolkata to 400,000. Interesting
buy. Lee has had major fitness
problems, though he’s been
named in Australia’s World Cup
16.43 – Ashish Nehra is snapped
up by Pune for 850,000.
KenSeam If u can pay
450k for Ishant n not
open a bid for
Anderson…u obviously
don’t know ur cricket #
iplauction 08 Jan 2011
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16.38 - Praveen Kumar is doing
well. Delhi put 650,000 on the
table. Punjab make it 800,000,
and take Praveen away.
16.35 - Ishant Sharma next. In
2008, he was bought by Kolkata
by 950,000. Sold to Deccan for
450,000. No surprises here.
Ishant’s stock has fallen
dramatically since his fine start in
16.34 - After the break, Dilhara
Fernando goes unsold. Next,
James Anderson starts at
400,000, also goes unsold.
16.04 - James Franklin goes to
Mumbai for 100,000. The auction
breaks for 30 minutes before the
evening session.
16.03 - Steven Smith, the
upcoming leg-spinning all-
rounder from Australia, goes to
Kochi for 200,000.
16.02 - Dwayne Bravo goes to
Chennai for his base price,
200,000. Remember, Ravindra
Jadeja was bought for 950,000.
16.00 - Angelo Matthew, the
exciting Sri Lankan all-rounder,
goes to Pune for 950,000.
15.54 - Abhishek Nayar gets 16
times his base price, sold to
Punjab for 800,000!
15.48 – England bowler Stuart
Broad, a fine all-rounder, goes
to Kings XI Punjab for 400,000.
15.46 – Bangladesh captain
Shakib Al Hasan goes to Kolkata
Knight Riders for 425,000.
15.45 – England’s Luke Wright
goes unsold.
15.39 – Ravindra Jadeja goes to
Kochi for 950,000. Where are the
Jadeja jokes now?
15.36 – Australian all-rounder
and former Kings XI Punjab
employee James Hopes moves
with Delhi Daredevils for
15.33 - Davy Jacobs goes to
Mumbai for 190,000.
15.28 - No takes for Mark
Boucher and Matt Prior. They
are veteran players of the long
format; maybe the IPL teams
reckoned they don’t have a long
shelf life.
15.24 - Tim Paine, the Australian
keeper bat and their T20 vice-
captain, goes for 270,000 to
15.19 - Brad Haddin, the
Australian keeper batsman, goes
to Kolkata for 325,000. Haddin
was in fine form in the Ashes.
15.16 - Naman Ojha goes to
Delhi for 270,000. There are
stress balls strewn over the
tables on all camps.
15.13 - Kings XI take Dinesh
Karthik for 900,000. A good
keeper, and a useful middle-
order bat. But is he better than
Parthiv and Saha?
15.07 -Parthiv goes to Kochi for
290,000. Chennai Super Kings
take Wriddhiman Saha for
zimcricket Lara goes
unsold at the IPL
auction. Anything to do
with ditching his
previous team (Southern
Rocks) to go play golf, I
wonder? 08 Jan 2011
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15.04 – Australian wicketkeeper
Graham Manou goes unsold.
Parthiv Patel next.
15.01 - Hold your breath, Brian
Lara is next. Base priced at
400,000. Any takers? No. Lara
goes unsold. This isn’t a
surprise. Lara has been talking of
making a comeback to cricket
but hasn’t been in great shape
for this level of cricket.
14.59 - David Warner, the big-
hitting Australian opener, is next.
He had made a hundred in the
last IPL playing for Delhi. He
goes to Delhi again, for 750,000.
14.58 - David Hussey goes to
Kings XI for 1.4 million. His more
accomplished brother Mike went
to Chennai for just 425,000.
vijhilante Mallya and
Preity fight over Saurabh
Tiwary. And Set Max
does its bit to continue
the suspense. 08 Jan
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14.49 - Controversy over
Saurabh Tiwary. RCB had the
Ranchi youngster at an
astonishing 1.4 million dollar, but
as auctioneer Richard Madley
put the hammer down, Kings XI
claimed making a late bid. The
bid was for 1.6 million.
Meanwhile, check out photos
of the auction
Tiwary has been sold to
Bangalore for 1.6 million.
14.40 – Shikhar Dhawan next.
He was with Mumbai. For
300,000 he goes to Deccan.
14.36 – JP Duminy next. Deccan
buy him for 300,000.
14.31 – Jesse Ryder unsold
immediately after the lunch
break. Herschelle Gibbs next.
The retired South African and
Deccan Chargers batsman also
goes unsold. Michael Hussey
next. Hussey has been retained
by Chennai at $425,000. Good
sreesanth36 Thanks a
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wishes..gr8 to be in
home team..kochi 08 Jan
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warne888 Sounds like
weird stuff happening at
auction in IPL..
Wonder if all franchises
happy so far ?
Stick to strategy my
tip !!!!! 08 Jan 2011 from
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We break for an hour-long
1.21 - RP Singh, the Purple Cap
winner in 2009, has gone to
Kochi for 500,000. He joins
Sreesanth there.
13.11 – Irfan Pathan next.
Remember what Yahoo! wrote
about him yesterday. He’s
striving to get back to top form
. His brother Yusuf has already
been sold for $2.1 million to
Kings XI have put 1 million on
the table for Irfan! What next?
Kings XI want to retain Irfan.
They’ve not put 1.8 million on
Irfan. It’s a contest between
Kings XI and Delhi, who want
Pathan badly.
Delhi take Irfan for 1.9 million
— that’s four million dollars
between him and his brother
13.10 - Another surprise! Chris
Gayle goes unsold. Who woulda
13.04 - Sreesanth next. Will
Kochi go for him? Kochi cut in
late, at 900,000.
Kochi has managed to get
Sreesanth at 900,000.
13.02 - Brendon McCullum next.
Which team will go for him?
Remember his 158 in the first IPL
match? He goes to Kochi for
475,000. Sidhu describes
McCullum as a man with
‘paranormal abilities’.
Pankaj_here IPL4
unsold,Laxman-only one
bidder,Dravid $
500,000,Johan Botha $
950,000.It’s a joke. 08
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13.00 - Vettori goes to 550,000
to RCB. This makes no sense.
Vettori has consistently been one
of the best, most economical
spinners in all T20 cricket
12.57 – VVS Laxman goes to
Kochi for 400,000, his base
12.49 - Johan Botha, the South
African all-rounder next. 700,000
and counting.
950,000 from Rajasthan and
Botha’s sold. Astonishing price
for a bits and pieces player.
12.42 - Robin Uthappa next.
The RCB batsman has had fitness
problems but he’s a hugely
popular player.
1 million on the table from
Kochi. They’re going for Indian
players at this auction.
2 million from Kochi! And the
bidding continues.
Pune take Uthappa at 2.1
million dollars! He’s the fourth
Indian today to draw a bid of $2
million or more.
12.39 - Graeme Smith, South
Africa captain and Rajasthan
opener, goes to Pune Warriors
for 500,000.
12.35 - Rahul Dravid goes to
Rajasthan Royals for 500,000.
That’s less than half of what
Bangalore’s Icon player had
been earlier paid.
12.29 - Adam Gilchrist next.
Captain of Deccan Chargers,
goes to Punjab, for 900,000.
12.27 – Kumar Sangakkara,
former captain of Kings XI and
current Sri Lanka captain, goes
to Deccan Chargers for 700,000.
12.25 – Mumbai Indians take
Andrew Symonds for 850,000.
Symonds had got 1.5 million at
the inaugural auction in 2008. He
will be playing in the same team
as Harbhajan Singh. How about
12.21 - Rohit Sharma has been
sold to Mumbai for $ 2 million!
Do readers think this is a good
12.15 - It’s Kallis. This should be
a hotly-contested bid. Kallis has
been in excellent form, and had
done well in previous IPLs too.
Will RCB retain him? He goes for
1.1 million to Kolkata. This is
Kolkata’s third seven-figure buy
today. How will they build the
rest of the team?
rameshsrivats Ganguly
should have asked for
an auction that started
at 400,000 and went
downwards. #IPLauction
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12.12: Cameron White gets a
million-dollar bid from Punjab.
White goes to Deccan for 1.1
12.05: And we’re back. Sourav
Ganguly up next. The bidding
starts at 400,00! No takers!
Ganguly goes unsold! That
should be the end of Ganguly’s
cricketing days.
PragyanM No more
Preity Zinta hugs for
Yuvraj Singh, he should
now brace himself for
some Sahara pranaam.
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The auction takes a 15 minute
break. The first session has seen
Kolkata spend half their purse of
9 million going just for Gambhir
and Yusuf Pathan. No action
from current champions
Chennai; Mumbai went after
Gambhir aggressively but they
haven’t made any buys yet.
Surprisingly, Zaheer who is in
such good form was sold for just
900,000 to his former IPL team
Are batsmen valued more than
bowlers? Taylor, Mahela, Yuvraj
also drew seven-figure bids.
11.50 - AB de Villiers, the in-
form South African batsman,
goes to Bangalore for 1.1 million.
He was formerly with the Delhi
scottbstyris Just spoke
to Rossco, rapt at price,
excited at joining
Rajasthan but sad to
leave RCB.
Understandable really
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11.43 - Yuvraj Singh is next.
Prepare for some surprises. Kings
XI open another bid at 1 million.
Pune Warriors take Yuvraj for
$ 1.8 million. That’s less than
what Yusuf and Gambhir got.
11.40 - Kings XI fianlly wake up.
They go for one of their own,
Mahela Jayawardene at $1
million. Remember, Mahela had
a terrific IPL 2010 and World T20
2010. Kochi are on the
telephone, they go for Mahela at
1.5 million. And Mahela’s sold
to Kochi at 1.5 million.
fakingnews Flash:
Subrat Roy Sahara of
Pune has bid 10 million
USD for having Priety
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11.37 - Kevin Pietersen goes to
Deccan for $650,000. He’d
earlier being bought by RCB for
$1.55 million.
11.27 - Yusuf Pathan is next.
This will be very interesting.
950,000 from Deccan – they
want him bad. $1.3 million from
KKR and counting – yet another
millionaire today. $1.6m from
Kochi. $1.7m from KKR, Kochi
hit back with $1.8m. Will this bid
cross 2 million?
Yes it does! Kochi say 2 million
for Yusuf, KKR say 2.1 million.
Gambhir’s record is in danger.
Kolkata take Yusuf at $2.1
million. They had earlier taken
Gambhir at a record $2.4 million.
Kolkata have used half their
purse of $9 million.
11.23 - Ross Taylor, the big-
hitting Royal Challengers
batsman, is next. Rajasthan
Royals make an appearance, at
900,000. Now it’s 1 million. Two
million-dollar bids already in the
first 26 minutes.
Sold! Rajasthan snare Taylor at $
1 million, right under Mallya’s
11.20 – Zaheer Khan, formerly
Bangalore and Mumbai, next to
be auctioned. Bangalore get him
at $900,000.
11.17 – Tillakaratne Dilshan, the
Sri Lankan dasher formerly with
Delhi, is next under the hammer.
$650,000 and he goes to
11.06 - Gautam Gambhir is the
first marquee player to be
auctioned. Kochi open the bid
with at $200,000. Mumbai
Indians and Pune Warriors are
going for him. 450,000 and
counting. 700,000 and no respite.
This is a big opening. Kochi
jumps back into it at 850,000.
Royal Challengers cut in at
900,000. One million and
counting from RCB!
1.8 million! Gambhir becomes
the highest paid IPL player!
And the bidding goes on.
2 million! Kolkata make their first
move, and it’s a big move.
Gambhir has a base price of a
mere $200,000.
At 2.4 million dollars, or 11.04
crore rupees Gautam Gambhir
is sold to Kolkata. This is the
highest an IPL player has been
ever paid. What a start to the
11.05 am: The auction kicks off.
Chirayu Amin, Sundar Raman
make their welcome speeches.
The much awaited players
auction for IPL 4 starts in a short
while and with over 350 to go
under the hammer, all eyes are
on Bangalore. Several teams are
likely to be completely rejigged
from their earlier avatars. We’ll
be blogging live through the
auction to give you all the instant
Confused about what exactly is
going to happen. Start off by
reading our Dummy’s Guide to
the IPL Player’s Auction.
How would a player’s price be
determined? His popularity,
form, role, nationality,
availability, all play a role.The
Paisa Vasool Index is back, you
can read all about that here.
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the IPL 4 auction is a $9 million

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