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Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction

  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive player sold at the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, going to Chennai Super Kings for $2 million.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • The next costliest player was Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who was snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils for $1.4 million.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Meanwhile, fellow Sri Lankan and former Kochi Tuskers Kerala player Muttiah Muralitharan cost Royal Challengers Bangalore $220,000.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Azhar Mahmood became the first Pakistan player, albeit now with a British passport, to be bought since the first season of the IPL. He was picked up for $200,000 by Kings XI Punjab.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • One of the biggest surprises was the $1 million spent by Royal Challengers Bangalore on India pacer R Vinay Kumar.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Even more surprising was the bidding war for little-known West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $700,000.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Perhaps not so surprising was the fact that India veteran VVS Laxman went unsold.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • There were also no takers for Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, despite his 50-ball century - the fastest in World Cup history - against England in Bangalore last year.
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction
  • Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction