Bollywood actor and Team Rajasthan's new stake-holder Shilpa Shetty talks to the media at a press conference during the IPL player auction in Goa on Friday.
From left, Bollywood actor and Team Rajasthan's new stake-holder Shilpa Shetty, Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi, and Bollywood actor and King's XI owner Priety Zinta participate in an IPL player auction.
United Breweries Group Chairman and Team Bangalore's owner Vijay Mallya, left, and Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi participate in an IPL player auction in Goa.
Bollywood actor Preity Zinta arrives for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction in Goa.
The Mukesh Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians, after securing JP Duminy, added New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills, while Bangalore, who had already spent a fortune on Pietersen, snapped up another Kiwi Jesse Ryder for $160,000.
United Breweries Group Chairman and Team Bangalore's owner Vijay Mallya arrives for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction.
The Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia-owned franchise pocketed West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor at his base price of $150,000 to wrap up the player auction.
Only 50 players, for 17 slots, were on sale at the IPL auction here on Friday, and fewer were bid for. But the presence of England stars made for frantic bidding.
With the teams's spending limit set at $2 million each, teams were cautious in their bidding.
"Rajasthan Royals last time only took care of the one field aspect but nothing off field, so this time I will take care of that. We will look into the merchandising and the music video to make the brand bigger," says Shilpa Shetty.