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