Yuvraj sold for record Rs 16 crore in IPL 8 auction

Flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Monday emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, bought for a record Rs 16 crore (USD 2.57 million approx) by Delhi Daredevils here.

Yuvraj, who carried a base price of Rs 2 crore, was sold for the highest ever price in IPL history after a fierce tug of war for his services between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought him last year for Rs 14 crore, at a glitzy auction at a city hotel here.

However, it was quite a surprise to see Yuvraj going past his last year’s price as he has been out of the Indian team for some time.

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List of Players sold:

M Vijay – Kings XI Punjab Rs 3 crore
Angelo Mathews – Delhi Daredevils – Rs 7.5 crores,
Kane Williamson – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 60 lakh
Yuvraj Singh – Delhi Daredevils – Rs 16 crore
Kevin Pietersen – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 2 crore
Dinesh Karthik – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 10.5 crore
Amit Mishra – Delhi Daredevils – Rs 3.5 crore
Aaron Finch – Mumbai Indians – Rs 3.2 crore
Eoin Morgan – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 1.5 crore
S Badrinath – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 30 lakh
Michael Hussey – Chennai Super Kings – Rs 1.50 crore
James Neesham – Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 50 lakh
Ravi Bopara – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 1 crore
Chris Morris – Rajasthan Royals – Rs 1.4 crore
Darren Sammy – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 2.8 crore
Laxmi Shukla – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 30 lakh
Praveen Kumar – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 2.2 crore
Trent Boult – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 3.8 crores
Jaydev Unadkat – Delhi Daredevils – Rs 1.1 crore
Sean Abbott – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 1 crore
Adam Milne – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 70 lakh
Pragyan Ojha – Mumbai Indians – Rs 50 lakh
Rahul Sharma – Chennai Super Kings – Rs 30 lakh
Brad Hogg – Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 50 lakh
David Wiese – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 2.8 crores
Mitchell McClenaghan – Mumbai Indians – Rs 30 lakh
Kyle Abbott – Chennai Super Kings – Rs 30 lakh
Gurinder Sandhu – Delhi Daredevils – Rs 1.7 crore