South-African all-rounder Chris Morris grew to become the most costly player in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Thursday when Rajasthan Royals snapped him up for Rs 16.25 crore.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
The 33-year-old was launched by Royal Challengers Bangalore after the IPL 2020 season.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh was the costliest-ever purchase in auction history as he was purchased for Rs 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015. Following the previous India all-rounder are Pat Cummins (Rs 15.5 crore, 2020) and Ben Stokes (14.5 crore, 2017).
Morris has performed 70 IPL matches for 80 wickets at an economic system of seven.81, aside from 551 runs at a strike charge above 157.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 18, 2021
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) February 18, 2021
Morris >>>Stokes on the #IPL!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2021
On the opposite hand, IPL’s perennial under-performer Glenn Maxwell as soon as once more fetched massive cash on the auction with Royal Challengers Bangalore bidding a whopping Rs 14.25 crore to safe his companies.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali additionally went for a excessive worth of Rs 7 crore to Chennai Super Kings. Both Maxwell and Moeen had base costs of Rs 2 crore.
In distinction, Australian Steve Smith, who was launched by Rajasthan Royals, was purchased by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.20 crore, solely Rs 20 lakh greater than his base worth.