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IPL 2021 auction: Chris Morris most expensive player at Rs 16.25 crore

Australian cricketer Jhye Richardson and K Gowtham of India were picked up by Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore and Rs 9.25 crore each.

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Viveat Susan Pinto 

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Indian Premier League | Photo: @IPL

Records were shattered at the auction of players for the 2021 edition of the (IPL), held in Chennai on Thursday.

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South African cricketer Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL, picked up for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore by Rajasthan Royals. New Zealand player Kyle Jamieson and Australian cricketer Glen Maxwell emerged the second and third-most expensive players of the day, both acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore and Rs 14.25 crore each.

Australian cricketer Jhye Richardson and K Gowtham of India were picked up by Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore and Rs 9.25 crore each.

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In all, 292 players went under the hammer on Thursday, including 164 Indians and 128 foreigners.

IPL 2021 auction: Chris Morris most expensive player at Rs 16.25 crore

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First Published: Fri, February 19 2021. 00:46 IST