Our Ravindra Jadeja costliest among 144 players in IPL auction
Ahmedabad, 4 February, 2012
Saurashtra based Gujarati cricketer Ravindra Jadeja today expectedly turned out to be the biggest draw for the franchises with Chennai Super Kings buying the young Indian all-rounder for a whopping $two million (approx. Rs 9.72 crore) in the players’ auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League here.
The 23-year-old, whose base price was $100,000, went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when two teams — CSK and Deccan Chargers — bid the maximum ($two million) for the Saurashtra player.
Both the franchises were asked to bid a secret amount in the tie-breaker and it was Chennai which managed to outbid Deccan in this.
But the cricketer himself will get paid $950,000 as per the contract he had signed with the now-disbanded Kochi Tuskers Kerala last year and even the secret amount that was bid on him by Chennai would go into the BCCI coffers.
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