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Best of the cricketers of the world on Sale.
In India there is a saying that "Paisa Bolta Hai", Yes, "Money Speaks" & today Money Spoke, not only Spoke but bought the best of cricketers of the world in the open market. Yes, the Best of the world cricketers were openly auctioned & interestingly no cricketer of the world objected to this open auction of them in the market. So here below are the results of this open auction that was held at the Hilton Hotel in Mumbai city in India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India attracted the highest bid in today's auction for cricket's Indian Premier League, while Andrew Symonds was the most expensive overseas player.
Chennai bid $1.5 million for Dhoni and Hyderabad paid $1.35 million for all-rounder Symonds and $700,000 for his Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist. Players will receive the amount annually over a three-year contract.
Eight teams did bidding for the players .
Chennai also paid $600,000 for Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, while Mumbai bid $850,000 for India's Harbhajan Singh and $975,000 for Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya. Bangalore paid $900,000 for South Africa's Jacques Kallis.
Mohali bid $475,000 for Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardena, Jaipur secured Shane Warne of Australia for $450,000 and Kolkata took Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar for $425,000.
The IPL designated some players as so-called ``icons'' to be team captains, getting 15 percent more than the highest-paid member of their team.
They include Yuvraj Singh for Mohali, Sourav Ganguly for Kolkata, Sachin Tendulkar for Bombay, Rahul Dravid for Bangalore and Virender Sehwag for Delhi. The Jaipur, Hyderabad and Chennai teams haven't been assigned icons yet.
The following table gives details of players, teams, ownership and bids after seven rounds:
Player- Country- Bid- TeamM.S. Dhoni- India- $1.5 Million- Chennai
Andrew Symonds-Australia- $1.35 Million-Hyderabad
Sanath Jayasuriya-Sri Lanka-$975,000- Mumbai
Brett Lee- Australia- $900,000- Mohali
Jacques Kallis- South Africa- $900,000- Bangalore
Harbhajan Singh- India- $850,000- Mumbai
Chris Gayle- West Indies- $800,000- Kolkata
Robin Uthappa- India- $800,000- Mumbai
Gautam Gambhir- India- $725,000- Delhi
Kumar Sangakkara- Sri Lanka- $700,000- Mohali
Adam Gilchrist- Australia- $700,000- Hyderabad
Brendan McCullum- New Zealand- $700,000- Kolkata
Manoj Tiwary- India- $675,000- Delhi
Jacob Oram- New Zealand- $675,000- Chennai
Shahid Afridi- Pakistan- $675,000- Hyderabad
Mohammad Kaif- India- $675,000- Jaipur
Mohammad Asif- Pakistan- $650,000- Delhi
Suresh Raina- India- $650,000- Chennai
Daniel Vettori- New Zealand- $625,000- Delhi
David Hussey- Victoria- $625,000- Kolkata
S. Sreesanth- India- $625,000- Mohali
Muttiah Muralitharan- Sri Lanka- $600,000- Chennai
Herschelle Gibbs- South Africa- $575,000- Hyderabad
Shaun Pollock- South Africa- $550,000- Mumbai
Dinesh Kartik- India- $525,000- Delhi
Anil Kumble- India- $500,000- Bangalore
Shoaib Malik- Pakistan- $500,000- Delhi
Cameron White- Australia- $500,000- Bangalore
Mahela Jayawardena- Sri Lanka- $475,000- Mohali
Graeme Smith- South Africa- $475,000- Jaipur
Shane Warne- Australia- $450,000- Jaipur
Mark Boucher- South Africa- $450,000- Bangalore
Zaheer Khan- India- $450,000- Bangalore
Shoaib Akhtar- Pakistan- $425,000- Kolkata
Ricky Ponting- Australia- $400,000- Kolkata
Matthew Hayden- Australia- $375,000- Chennai
V.V.S. Laxman- India- $375,000- Hyderabad
Stephen Fleming- New Zealand- $350,000- Chennai
Ajit Agarkar- India- $350,000- Kolkata
Parthiv Patel- India- $325,000- Chennai
A.B. de Villiers- South Africa- $300,000- Delhi
Younis Khan- Pakistan- $225,000- Jaipur
Joginder Sharma- India- $225,000- Chennai
Scott Styris- New Zealand- $171,000- Hyderabad
Wasim Jaffer- India- $150,000- Bangalore
Kamran Akmal- Pakistan- $150,000- Jaipur
Chamara Silva- Sri Lanka- $100,000- HyderabadTeam- Owner - Icon
Bangalore- Vijay Mallya -Rahul Dravid
Kolkata- Shah Rukh Khan- Sourav Ganguly
Delhi- GMR Holdings- Virender Sehwag
Mumbai- Mukesh Ambani- Sachin Tendulkar
Mohali- Ness Wadia- Yuvraj Singh
Chennai- India Cements- N.A.
Hyderabad- Deccan Chronicle- N.A.
Jaipur- Emerging Media- N.A.
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