In the ongoing mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Ishan Kishan rocked the charts amongst the wicketkeepers’ category.
It was expected that Ishan would gain a lot of attraction, and precisely that happened during the bidding event in Bengaluru on Saturday. As many as four teams, Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), entered in a bidding war for the Patna-born cricketer.
Eventually, MI won the battle and roped in Ishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore. So now, the explosive left-handed batter has become the fourth most expensive player and second amongst the Indians to be bought at the IPL auctions, including all seasons.
Most expensive players in IPL auction history:
- Chris Morris – INR 16.25 Crore
- Yuvraj Singh – INR 16 Crore
- Pat Cummins – INR 15.5 Crore
- ISHAN KISHAN – INR 15.25 Crore
- Kyle Jamieson – INR 15 Crore
- Ben Stokes – INR 14.5 Crore
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 12, 2022
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 12, 2022
MI had never bought any player for more than 10 cr in #IPLAuction
MI have bought Ishan Kishan for 15.25 cr
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 12, 2022
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 12, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2022
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 12, 2022
Mumbai Indians dropped Ishan Kishan during the UAE leg of last year's IPL. Today, they re-sign him for Rs 15.25 crore (US $2m)
— Matt Roller (@mroller98) February 12, 2022