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IPL 2021 Auction: Punjab Kings rope in Jhye Richardson for whopping INR 14 crore

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File photograph of Jhye Richardson.

Following a robust exhibiting on the Big Bash League, Australian bowler Jhye Richardson has been roped into the Indian Premier League for the primary time as newly-renamed Punjab Kings purchased him for whopping cash of Rs 14.4 crore.

The 24-year-old right-arm pacer had a base worth of Rs 1.5 crore and was anticipated to be a scorching favorite for the public sale as Punjab Kings confronted stiff competitors from Royal Challengers Bangalore for Jhye however it was the northern outfit that finally grabbed the Aussie.

The buy-out worth of Rs 14 crore meant he turned the second-most costly Aussie participant on the mini-auction behind compatriot Glenn Maxwell, who was purchased for Rs 14.25 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

But it was South Africa’s Chris Morris who made headlines to turn into the most costly participant within the historical past of the Indian Premier League, as he fetched Rs 16.25 crore in IPL 2021 public sale. 

The file was beforehand held by Yuvraj Singh, who was purchased by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) within the 2015 public sale.

Morris was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals.

Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings have been within the bid for Morris, with the Royals finally prevailing with the best bid.

Morris represented the RCB within the earlier version of the match, fetching Rs 10 crore.