• Saurabh Tiwary Bangalore 1,600,000
    AB de Villiers Bangalore 1,100,000
    Zaheer Khan Bangalore 900,000
    Cheteshwar Pujara Bangalore 700,000
    Tillakaratne Dilshan Bangalore 650,000
    Dirk Nannes Bangalore 650,000
    Daniel Vettori Bangalore 550,000

    R Ashwin Chennai 850,000
    S Badrinath Chennai 850,000
    Doug Bollinger Chennai 700,000
    Michael Hussey Chennai 425,000
    Dwanye Bravo Chennai 200,000
    Wriddhiman Saha Chennai 100,000

    Dale Steyn Deccan 1,200,000
    Cameron White Deccan 1,100,000
    Kumar Sangakkara Deccan 700,000
    Kevin Pietersen Deccan 650,000
    Praghyan Ojha Deccan 500,000
    Ishant Sharma Deccan 450,000
    Shikhar Dhawan Deccan 300,000
    JP Duminy Deccan 300,000
    Amit Mishra Deccan 300,000

    Irfan Pathan Delhi 1,900,000
    David Warner Delhi 750,000
    Morne Morkel Delhi 475,000
    James Hopes Delhi 350,000
    Aaron Finch Delhi 300,000
    Naman Ojha Delhi 270,000

    Mahela Jayawardene Kochi 1,500,000
    Muttiah Muralitharan Kochi 1,100,000
    Ravindra Jadeja Kochi 950,000
    S Sreesanth Kochi 900,000
    RP Singh Kochi 500,000
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  • To wrap up the day's proceedings: the day opened with Gautam Gambhir and it turned out to be the costliest one of the day at an astounding $2.4 million for Kolkata Knight Riders.

    $57,900,000 were spent today at IPL auction. Kochi had the most buys, 11. Mumbai and Rajasthan bought the least: four each.

    Reigning champs Chennai Super Kings bought six, out of which four were retained. They lost Muttiah Muralitharan to Kochi, but went after R Ashwin, taking him for $850,000, their costliest buy.

    Indian players were in great demand - Yusuf Pathan was also bought by Kolkata, for 2.1 million while Robin Uthappa went to Pune Warriors for the same price.

    Rohit Sharma (2 million, Mumbai), Irfan Pathan (1.9 million, Delhi), Yuvraj Singh (1.8 million, Pune), Saurabh Tiwary (1.6 million Bangalore) were the other top picks.

    The highest paid foreign player is Mahela Jayawardene, taken for 1.5 million by Kochi.

    The big news from India's point of view was Sourav Ganguly going unsold, along with his

    Read More »from IPL Auction: Gambhir, Yusuf & Uthappa top picks; Ganguly, Gayle, Lara unsold
  • The Khadoos Indian

    In Mumbai’s cricketing circles, being khadoos is a highly respected trait. The Hindi word literally means stubborn in an Ebenezer Scrooge sort of a way. In a cricketing sense, it means not giving your opponent an inch; being single-mindedly focused on winning, becoming bruised, battered and bloodied in the bargain, but holding on to that inch, and if you still must perish, do so with your pride intact.

    Tendulkar’s 146 in Cape Town typifies what Mumbai’s cricketing mandarins have been talking about all this while. Those who saw him face Dale Steyn’s first over on Day 2 would swear he had no idea what the ball doing. Having dominated the best part of 21 years of international cricket, Tendulkar was made to look like a novice by Steyn.

    But he hung on. The series hinges on this hundred. He knew it. Despite the repeated humiliation of not being able to get bat to ball, despite the non-stop chatter from the bowlers and close-in fielders, he focussed on the next ball. India were not about to

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