The 15th season of the Indian Premier League mega auction has come to an end and no more waiting for the fight. With the arrival of the Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, the number of teams in the tournament has risen to 10. With the increase in the number of matches in the tournament, the fans will be happy as they will have more days of fun.
This time the king of salary is Ishan Kishan. The Mumbai Indians have acquired the young wicketkeeper-batsman for Rs 15.25 crore. But no one could break Chris Morris’ bid of Rs 16.25 crore in the auction. Neither Shreyas Iyer nor David Warner received the expected big payoff. But this time some players were rewarded more than expected. Let’s take a look at the five players who became the highest bidders in the IPL Mega Auction 2022
Deepak Chahar (13.20 crores hike)
India’s pacer cum all-rounder Deepak Chahar was in high demand this time. Deepak won an unexpectedly big prize at auction. The player who was dropped before the CSK mega auction has been returned by CSK itself. That too at a huge reward of Rs 14 crore. Deepak’s salary was just Rs 80 lakh last season. From there he rose to Rs 14 crore. His salary has gone up by Rs 13.20 crore. This time Deepak is paid more than MS Dhoni (12 crores) in CSK
Liam Livingston (Rs 10.75 crores hike)
Liam Livingston -England’s all-rounder. Sunrisers Hyderabad has acquired Livingstone for Rs 11.50 crore. Livingston had more seekers at the mega auction than expected. His salary in the Rajasthan Royals last season was just Rs 75 lakh. From there, the star reached Rs 11.50 crore. Livingston has an increase of Rs 10.75 crore
Harshal Patel (Rs 10.55 crores hike)
Harshal Patel won the Purple Cap for his best bowling performance last season. The player, who had a record performance with RCB, was dropped by the team before the mega auction but was returned by himself at auction. That too at a huge salary of Rs 10.75 crore. Harshal’s salary was just Rs 20 lakh last season. This time, Harshal joined RCB with an increase of Rs 10.55 crore
Wanindu Hazaranga (Rs 10.25 crores hike)
This time, they have returned Wanindu Hazaranga, who was part of the RCB last season. That too with an increase of Rs 10.25 crore. Hazaranga was paid Rs 50 lakh last season. But this time he got Rs 10.75 crore. It was great luck for the Sri Lankan spinner cum all-rounder who despite playing only two matches last season and being disappointed, has managed to get a huge reward.
Prasidh Krishna (Rs 9.80 crores hike)
The popular player Prasidh Krishna, who was a part of KKR last season, has joined Rajasthan Royals for Rs 10 crore this time. His salary last season was Rs 20 lakh. This time his salary has been increased to Rs 9.80 crore. Not a big surprise. Because he has the excellence for it. The player, who is making his debut in the Indian team, has been making a remarkable performance in recent times.
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