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IPL 8 Auction: Millions for some, despair for others

There were several who went under the hammer on Monday, some were lucky enough to get sold, some were not.

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Yuvraj Singh might have lost out on a World Cup spot, but he was fortunate enough to muster a whooping Rs 16 Crore, the highest ever in an IPL auction. Last year he got a deal of 14.5 Crore with RCB. (Source: PTI)

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After fetching 12.5 Crores in last year's auctions, Karthik got 10.5 Crore from RCB this year. (Source: PTI)

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Sri Lanka captain went to the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 7.5 Crore. His all-round skills and leadership qualities helped him bag the deal. (Source: PTI)

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After remaining unsold for early part of the auction on Monday, Zaheer Khan attracted an aggressive bidding from his old team Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils. He eventually went to the later for Rs 4 Crore. (Source: PTI)

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Murali Vijay is generally not known to be a T20 specialist but Kings XI Punjab thought the other way around. He was sold for Rs 3 Crore. (Source: PTI)

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Nine Crores, that was the amount Kevin Pietersen fetched last year. This year he manged only Rs 2 Crore. (Source: AP)

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Irfan Pathan is not a regular anymore on the international scene and probably that's why the Baroda all-rounder had to settle with Rs 1.5 Crore; he was sold to CSK. Last year he fetched 2.4 Crore. (Source: BCCI)

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Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, once a key player for the KXIP, failed to attract a single bid. Went unsold! (Source: PTI)

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Another legend, Mahela Jayawardene too went unsold. He once played an important role in Delhi Daredevils and KXIP outfits in previous IPL. (Source: PTI)

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The aggressive Ross Taylor, who played for the Delhi Daredevils last year, remained unsold. (Source: PTI)