IPL 2022: The Indian Premier League 2022 season auction will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Many big players are participating in this auction.
IPL 2022: The Indian Premier League 2022 season auction will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Many big players are participating in this auction. Franchisees are willing to spend large sums of money. Everyone’s focused on which player sells the highest price. Last year, South African all-rounder Chris Morris set a record by selling at the highest price in IPL auction history. Some foreign players bid heavily when bidding for the IPL 2021 season. RCB bought New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore and Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for Rs 14.25 crore. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings Australia fast bowler Jai Richardson plundered Rs 14 crore.
20 times more than the base price
Prior to the auction, Chris Morris had placed his initial price at just Rs 75 lakh. However, as soon as his name came up, there was a stir in the teams. Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are in the bid. Morris was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore. This made Morris the most expensive player in IPL auction history. That is 20 times more than the base price. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has broken the record by acquiring Delhi Capitals for Rs 16 crore in 2015.
Even a year before this, Morris had made a lot of money. RCB bought him for Rs 10 crore at the 2020 auction. However the franchise released him just one season later. At the same time Rajasthan Royals released just one season later. Maurice Morris has taken a maximum of 15 wickets in 11 matches for Rajasthan this season, scoring just 67 runs.
This is the record of 4 teams in 8 years
The South African all-rounder has played in 8 IPL seasons so far. Played for 4 different franchises. He played a total of 81 matches for Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He took 95 wickets for 24 runs at an average of 24. He scored 618 runs at a strike rate of 155. Morris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket last month. Not even playing in the IPL this year.