Indian veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh barely escaped IPL Auction 2021 on Thursday night, after the 40-year-old World Cup winner was selected in the second bidding of his base price by Rs. 2 crores from two-time Kolkata Knight Riders champions in Chennai.
Harbhajan took to Twitter to confirm his commitment to KKR, adding that he wanted to win another title with his new franchise.
“I look forward to winning another (title) with purple and gold .. thank you for taking me .. all you will get from me is 100 percent commitment at any time .. see you all soon,” he said Harbhajan on social media.
Harbhajan, who was released by the Chennai Super Kings before the auction, had previously played for two franchises, CSK and Mumbai Indians; playing 10 seasons with the latter.
Harbhajan was KKR’s fifth purchase at the IPL 2021 auction.
Kedar jadhav, which was also put up for auction by CSK, was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad: also at its base price of 2 rupees cross.
Knight riders are ropes Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Cutting among foreign players. In addition to Harbhajan, Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson and Vaibhav Arora were the Indian players bought by the franchise.
Earlier, South African player Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League, as he was bought for huge Rs. 16.25 crores from Rajasthan Royals.