In the very first-ever auction, MS Dhoni was the costliest player following India’s triumph in the 2007 T20 World Cup and Dhoni was bought by CSK for 9.5 crores.
In 2009 two England players – Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff – became the costliest players. Both were bought at 9.8 Crores by RCB and CSK respectively.
In 2010 IPL auction pacer Shane Bond and West Indian Kieron Pollard became costliest player. Both were bought at 4.8 crores by KKR and MI respectively.
Gautam Gambhir was the most expensive player in the 2011 edition, costing Kolkata Knight Riders a whopping Rs 14.9 crores. Gautam took charge of KKR captain.
Ravindra Jadeja of India was the highest bidder in the IPL 2012 auction, being signed by Chennai Super Kings for 12.8 crores after they defeated Deccan Chargers in a secret tiebreaker.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stole the thunder from his illustrious compatriots, fetching a whopping Rs 5.3 crore by Mumbai Indians in the auction.
Yuvraj Singh was bought for Rs. 14 crore in the IPL 2014 player auction by RCB. He was the second-highest run-getter for the team in the season with 376 runs.
No its not a mistake cause Yuvraj Singh again got the highest bid in 2015 auction. This time it was Delhi who paid 2 crores more, that means 16 Crores.
Shane Watson received the highest bid in the Indian Premier League 2016 auction, after the Australian all-rounder was snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for
Rs 9.5 crore
Ben Stokes grabbed all the limelight as he of became the most costliest purchase by any team. In the IPL 2017 auction, Stokes was bought by RPS for a whopping Rs 14.5 crores.
No its not a mistake again, Ben Stokes was again the costliest player in 2018. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals team for 12.5 Crores.
Varun Chakaravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat received the joint biggest deal at
Rs 84 million each
. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction was held in Jaipur.
Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas player in Indian Premier League history when he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 15.5 crore in IPL 2020
South African all-rounder Christopher Morris was the highest bid in the auction for the IPL 2021. RR bought him for a whopping sum of Rs. 16.25 crore.
Mumbai Indian had bought Ishan Kishan for Rs 15.25 crore in IPL 2022. MI were successfully able to fend off a bidding war from SunRisers Hyderabad to buy Kishan.