IPL 2021 Auction Buys: Who Fetched How Much From KKR
There were a lot of heated bids and intense discussions during today’s Mini Auction for IPL 2021 in Chennai. KKR had Rs 10.75 crore to splurge after retaining 17 players and the biggest buy came in for Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 3.2 Cr).
We needed 8 players to have a full 25-member-strong squad and KKR went on to pick some interesting players at a great price to fine-tune the side, including seasoned campaigners Ben Cutting and Harbhajan Singh. Cutting can work as a great lower-middle-order batsman and deliver those lethal bouncers, while Harbhajan fills in the place for a strong Indian off-spinner with experience. The other five buys included Sheldon Jackson, Viabhav Arora, Karun Nair, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
KKR’s list of buys:
|Player name||Bidding value (Rs)||State/COUNTRY||Role|
|Shakib Al Hasan||3.2cr||Bangladesh||Left hand bat/left arm orthodox|
|Harbhajan Singh||2cr||Punjab||Right hand bat/ right arm offbreak|
|Sheldon Jackson||20L||Saurashtra||Right hand batsman/keeper|
|Ben Cutting||75L||Australia||Right hand bat/ right hand Fast Medium|
|Viabhav Arora||20L||Himachal Pradesh||Right-hand bat/right arm medium|
|Karun Nair||50L||Karnataka||Right hand bat/right arm offbreak|
|Venkatesh Iyer||20L||Madhya Pradesh||Left hand bat/right arm medium|
|Pawan Negi||50L||Delhi||Left hand bat/left hand orthodox|
Following the auctions, KKR vice-captain Dinesh Karthik and head coach Brendon McCullum took to Twitter to welcome the players to the Knight Riders family. #ToofaniFans are you all set to scream once again, “Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo”?