IPL Auctions 2016: Top 5 bids in IPL history

Yuvraj Singh broke all records as he was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 Crores.

Written by Somya Kapoor | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2016 10:07 am
IPL Auction, IPL, sold players, unsold players, IPL 2016, IPL editions , cricket india, India Cricket, cricket news, Cricket The IPL has witnessed a number of players being a part of several team in the various seasons. (Source:BCCI)

The Indian Premier league is around the corner and with two new teams coming up in this 2016 edition this new beginning would surely bring some more intersting things with it both during the course of the competition as well as in the auction. We have witnessed a number of players being a part of several team in the various seasons of IPL. The franchise teams spend huge amount of money to get the best players in their line up.

Here are the six bids that crossed boundaries in the Indian Premier league.

Yuvraj Singh

IPL Auction, IPL, sold players, unsold players, IPL 2016, IPL editions , cricket india, India Cricket, cricket news, Cricket Yuvraj Singh is back on track with his power hitting shots. (Source: BCCI)

The maestro batsman and the sixer king broke all records when he was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils team for an amount worth Rs. 16 Crores in the year 2015. Yuvraj has been a part of Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Yuvraj Singh has been a part of 98 IPL matches where he has scored 2099 runs and has bagged a total of 35 wickets.

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is a vital part when it comes to business behind the stumps. (Source: BCCI) Dinesh Karthik is a vital part when it comes to business behind the stumps. (Source: BCCI)

Another surprise package came in the year 2014 when Delhi Daredevils bought wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik for Rs. 12.5 Crores. Though, he has been in and out of the Indian team but is a major part of IPL as he has played 122 matches and has scored over 2000 runs.

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen's presence in any line up is a confidence booster. 9Source: BCCI) Kevin Pietersen’s presence in any line up is a confidence booster. 9Source: BCCI)

Another huge pick that Delhi Daredevils made in the year 2014 was that of Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen costed Delhi a sum of 9 Crores in that season. He became a part of the Indian Premier League in the year 2009 but had to miss 2011 and 2013 seasons but made a comeback in 2014. He has been capped 32 times during this course and has scored 928 runs.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni will continue hitting the cricket ball in the new Pune Jersey. (Source: BCCI) MS Dhoni will continue hitting the cricket ball in the new Pune Jersey. (Source: BCCI)

The India limited overs skipper faced the switch of franchise teams for the first time as his team Chennai Super Kings were shown exit gates from the 2016 edition. He is now a part of new-formed Pune team and was picked up by the franchise bearing a cost of 12.5 Crores. He has played 129 matches so far in the IPL and has been a brutal striker of the ball with 2987 runs to his name.

Yusuf Pathan

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The Pathan brothers had a time of life in the 2011 edition when the senior Pathan bagged a place in Kolkata Knight Riders team gaining an amount of 2.1 Million $. In the 119 IPL matches he has played uptill now, he has scored 2400 runs and has picked 40 scalps.

Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan would like to continue with his form this season. (Source: BCCI) Irfan Pathan would like to continue with his form this season. (Source: BCCI)

Though the junior Pathan is struggling a bit these days but he too got a real value of his talent. In the year 2011 Delhi Daredevils picked up Irfan Pathan for an amount of 1.9 Million $. Irfan has got a chance to play in 98 IPL matches for distinguished franchise teams but this talented cricketer has proved his worth everytime. He has hit 1126 runs till date and has a tally of 80 wickets to his name.