let’s have a look at the list of players who were sold with the heaviest price tag in the past fourteen years.
MS Dhoni 2008– fetching the maximum amount in the auctions. He was the first player bought by the Chennai Super Kings for an amount of Rs 9.5 crore.
Kevin Peterson 2009: The former England captains stole the show at the 2009 players’ auction as they bagged the deals worth Rs 9.8 crores each.
Kieron Pollard 2010: Kieren Pollard began his long-standing association with Mumbai Indians. Kieron Pollard were bought for Rs. 4.8 crore.
2011 was the year that changed the fortunes of Kolkata Knight Riders. They snapped away Gautam Gambhir for Rs 14.9 crore and appointed him the skipper.
Ravindra Jadeja 2012: Jadeja’s unending association with CSK began in 2012 when the MS Dhoni-led side bought the left-arm all-rounder for a huge amount of Rs 12.8 crore.
Glenn Maxwell 2013: The Mumbai Indian paid all-rounder Glenn Maxwell a handsome amount of Rs 6.3 crore in the mini auctions.
Yuvraj 2014 drew Rs 14 crore for his association with the franchise. But he remained at the RCB camp for just one season and was released ahead of IPL 2015.
The former all-rounder went a notch ahead in 2015, bagging a deal worth Rs 15 crore from Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). However, his association couldn’t turn the fortunes of the team.
The Australian all-rounder was roped in by RCB for an amount of Rs 9.5 crores. That was the best year for the franchise as they made it to the third final in the history of the tournament.
Ben Stokes 2017-18: The following year, Stokes went into the auction again and was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore.
Yayadev Undadkat 2019: the ‘most expensive’ tag in the tournament/ Rajasthan Royals spent Rs 8.4 crore to get Unadkat
Pat Cummins – 2020 The now Australia Test captain stole the limelight after getting sold for a whopping amount of Rs 15.5 crore spent by KKR.
Chris Morris – 2021 The 2021 players’ auction saw a new record getting set. Chris Morris was sold for Rs 16.25 crore, becoming the costliest player in the IPL history.
India's wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan was the most expensive player at the IPL 2022 mega auction with Mumbai Indians breaking the bank to get him for Rs 15.25 crore.