The IPL auctions are underway and it is raining money for some big names. Many people expected the likes of Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris to go for big bucks. And their predictions were spot on as the franchises embarked on a bidding for these players.
Pat Cummins created history as Kolkata Knight Riders made him the most expensive foreign purchase in IPL history for 15.50 crores. KKR entered the bidding process quite late, leaving RCB and DC stunned after they had done most of the bidding. Glenn Maxwell was also in big demand as DC and KXIP fought tooth and nail for him. The Punjab-based franchise eventually won the battle, bringing the Australian back to the franchise. RCB also strengthened their bowling department by adding South African Chris Morris to their ranks. Morris will also undoubtedly strengthened their lower middle-order.
Twitter went crazy as the bids were coming in left, right and centre for these players. Here we take a look at some of the best reactions:
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins is the best businessman in the world, put him in the all-rounder category and got 15.50 CR in the auction.
Pat Cummins to KKR.
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins will make just under $10,000 per delivery in the IPL next year. No Big Bash contract this summer, but Cummins’ $3.1 million price will see him take home almost as much as two entire BBL franchises (36 players). #BBL09 #IPLauction
— Sam Landsberger 🗯 (@SamLandsberger) December 19, 2019
Glenn Maxwell sold for over 10 crores. Two solid reasons behind it –
1) His name has Max in it.
2) His name has Well in it. #IPL2020Auction
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) December 19, 2019
— Jp Tiwari (@_jptiwari1) December 19, 2019
10 crores for Chris Morris…..RCB is behaving like Rajinikanth in Arunachalam
— krishna (@krishna_zz) December 19, 2019
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 19, 2019
Chris Morris is better death bolwer than Cummins. 🙏
— smitten (@_abid_18) December 19, 2019