Blast from the past: When MS Dhoni became the most expensive buy at the inaugural IPL auction in 2008 | Cricket News

When the dust settled in the first auction of the Women’s Premier League, it was, in many ways, deja vu for all who watched. IPL auctions over the years.
There was similar excitement and expectations for the first IPL auction.
Do you remember that? The player auction was held on 20 February 2008. All figures – team wallets, player bids and final price are in US dollars.
multiple sclerosis Dhoni emerged as the highest paid player at the first IPL auction, with Super King Chennai get the service of the man who led an inexperienced Indian team to the inaugural ICC World Cup T20 title in South Africa in 2007.
Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds was the second most expensive purchase after being picked because it is now defunct Deccan charger Franchising.
As the big winners in the first Women’s Premier League auction continue to make headlines, here takes a walk down memory lane to take a look at the IPL auction’s top 10 purchases first, 15 years ago:
Opening of the IPL Men’s Auction 2008: (according to the exchange rate of US dollars to rupees at that time)
US Dollar is 40.12 against INR on 20 Feb 2008 auction
Minimum budget to spend per team: $3.3 million or Rs 13.23, 96000
Maximum payout per team: $5 million or Rs 20, 0600, 000

IPL GFX Auction

Opening of the 2023 Premier League women’s soccer tournament auction:
Maximum payout per team: Rs 12 Crore

IPL GFX2 Auction


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