Phase II of Day 1 Auctions puts Harshal Patel for the highest bid with 10.75 crores INR. Auctioneer Hugh Edmeads collapses from the stage in an unfortunate accident.
The second session of the IPL Mega Auction ended abruptly after Auctioneer Hugh Edmeads collapsed in the middle of the bidding war for Sri Lankan Allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga. Young Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda sold for a steep 5.75 crores INR to Lucknow Super Giants. His base price was a meager 75 Lakhs INR.
Players who were sold in the second session of the auction are as follows:
Manish Pandey for 4.60 crores to Lucknow Super Giants
Shimron Hetmeyer for 8.5 crores to Rajasthan Royals
Robin Uthappa for 2 crores to Chennai Super Kings
Jason Roy for 2 crores to Gujarat Titans
Devdutt Paddikal for 7.75 crores to Rajasthan Royals
Dwayne Bravo for 4.40 crores to Chennai Super Kings
Nitish Rana for 8 crores to Kolkata Knight Riders
Jason Holder for 8.75 crores to Lucknow Super Giants
Harshal Patel for 10.75 crores to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Deepak Hooda for 5.75 crores to Lucknow Super Giants
Players who went unsold in the auction:
IPL legend Suresh Raina went unsold with a base price of 2 crores INR. Although the experts believe that he will be sold eventually in the second round of the auction. Another surprise in the unsold list was South African batter David Miller with a base price of 1 crore. Experienced players like Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh and Steve Smith from Australia went unsold too with a base price of 2 crores.
Update on the Auctioneer Hugh Edmeads is fine but will need a short break after the accident. He will get back for the auction after lunch break at 3:30 PM, Gautam Bhimani from Cricbuzz Live tweeted.
You can check the highlights of the first session of the auction here: