After a strong performance in the Big Bash League, an Australian bowler Joy Richardson was introduced to the Indian Premier League for the first time, as the newly named Punjab Kings bought it for a whopping 14.4 kroner.
The 24-year-old right-handed pistol had a base price of 1.5 kroner and was expected to be a hot favorite for the auction as Punjab Kings faced stiff competition from Royal Challengers Bangalore for Jhye, but in the end it was the northern equipment Australian .
The purchase price of Rs 14 crores meant that he became the second most expensive Australian player in the mini-auction behind his compatriot Glenn Maxwell, which was bought for Rs 14.25 by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
But it was Chris Morris of South Africa who made headlines to become the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League, winning 16.25 kroner in IPL Auction 2021
Previously, the record was held by Yuvraj Singh, who was bought by Delhi Daring (now Delhi Capitals) at an auction in 2015.
Morris was bought by the Rajasthan Royals.
The Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings were in the bidding for Morris, and in the end the Pianos prevailed with the highest bid.
Morris introduced RCB in the previous edition of the tournament, taking Rs 10 crores.