Day one of the Tata IPL was full of entertainment, emotions, and competition. There were many unexpected things which we have seen today in the auction where we saw players getting very little amounts and on the other hand, we saw teams spending crores to get back their players. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 most expensive players sold on day 1 of the IPL auction 2022.
#5 Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, and Avesh Khan
It was the day of fast bowlers and especially of the Indian fast bowlers. Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, and Avesh Khan all these three were sold for 10 crore rupees. Prasidh Krishna came with a base price of 1 crore and he went to Rajasthan Royals for 10 crores. Lockie Ferguson came with a base price of 2 crores and he went to Gujarat Titans for 10 crores. And Avesh Khan who is an uncapped Indian bowler west to Lucknow Supergiants for 10 crores.
#4 Harshal Patel, Hasaranga, Nicolas Pooran, and Shardul Thakur
All these four players were sold at 10.75 crores. Harshal Patel went to their former team Royal Challengers Bangalore for 10.75 crores from a base price of 2 crores. Hasaranga who was bought by RCB last season in a midway was again went to RCB for 10.75 crores from a base price of 1 crore. Nicolas Pooran came with a base price of 1.5 crores and he went to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 10.75 crores. Shardul went to Delhi Capitals in 10.75 crores.
#3 Shreyas Iyer
We all knew KKR will go after Shreyas Iyer as they were in search of a captain and Shreyas Iyer was a perfect choice for them. Our expectations were not wrong and Shreyas Iyer went to KKR for 12.25 crores which is a worthy amount for a player like him.
#2 Deepak Chahar
From going to CSK in 20 lakhs in the previous auction to get back in the same team with 14 crores, Deepak Chahar came a long way. Chennai never bids more than 10 crores for a player in an IPL auction but this time they were fully dedicated to getting back their star fast bowler Deepak Chahar who was sold for 14 crores to Chennai super Kings.
#1 Ishan Kishan
Mumbai gave away their myths and for the first time in their auction history, they made a bid of over 10 crores for a player. Ishan Kishan was that lucky boy who came back to Mumbai and it was looking like Mumbai wanted him at any cost. Kishan also broke many records and he became the second most expensive Indian player in the IPL auction after Yuvraj Singh. He was sold to Mumbai Indian for 15.25 crores from a base price of 2 crores.