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IPL Auction Yuvraj Singh back with home team Punjab Delhi Daredevils bag Gautam Gambhir after KKR snub Sky Sports signs new multi-year Indian Premier League deal
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Battle-hardened Harbhajan Singh will having quite a different experience when the IPL auction begins on Saturday.

Stating that auction of humans used to take place in barbaric ages, the Congress leader asked, "Can't there be a more dignified method of evaluating skill and talent?" The player Ben Stokes has once again managed to earn big as he was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals in Rs 12.50 crore today.

Like their other players, KKR didn't bid for their all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and gave him up for Rs 2 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

England Test captain Joe Root, who entered the auction for the first time after being rested from the upcoming tri-series in Australia and New Zealand, and wicketkeepers Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings all went unsold in the first round of bidding. Last year's auction also catapulted a number of uncapped Indian players to fame (and considerable wealth); more such reward is expected for domestic talent.

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals started off the bidding war and the price went past Rs 4 crore in a flash. But the Punjab team roped him in with Rs 7.6 crore. Opening batsman K L Rahul, strangely out of favour in limited overs cricket since the tour of Sri Lanka past year, was bought for a huge Rs 11 crore by Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad matched that sum to acquire the services of dashing middle-order batsman Manish Pandey.

Dwayne Bravo for over 6 crores and Harbhajan Singh for 2 crores have been bought by Chennai Super Kings. After SRH did not use the RTM card, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of Rs 2 crore.


McCullum was in the first group of batsman on offer, and was sold to Bangalore for 3.6 crore ($770,000), who fought off the Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Daredevils for his services.

U-19 Captain and Mumbai's Prithvi Shaw was bagged by Delhi Daredevils for ₹1.2 Cr.

The franchise from south of India snatched him away from the clutches of Kings XI Punjab using the "Right to Match" card paying a whopping Rs. 6.4 cr.

The left-arm paceman missed the 2016 edition because of injury, and opted out of the last season.

RCB stunned the cricket fraternity by nabbing Yuvraj for $2.33 million, which was approximately INR 14 crores. "We see some big names not performing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy because they're focusing not on how they have to bowl or bat, but on the IPL auction", says the Hyderabad coach J. Arunkumar.

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