IPL Auction: Shane Watson becomes the costliest buy for Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 9.5 crore!
Sunrisers Hyderabad also bought veteran pacer
Debutants Pune Supergiants got Kevin Pietersen for Rs 3.5 crore ($515,000), the first player to go under the hammer, even though Gujarat Lions also bid intensely for the dashing England batsman. Pune also got Ishant Sharma Rs 3.8 crore (USD 559,000)
Gujarat Lions got South African Dale Steyn and West Indian Dwayne Smith for Rs 2.3 crore ($338,000) each.
However, the player to hit the pay dirt was definitely Watson, who recently hit a smashing century in the third T20 International against India recently.
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Also, he has been an ever-present player for the now banned
Watson has retired from the longer format but his 130-135 kmph seam-up stuff has also turned out to be handy on Indian pitches.
Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill were the players who went unsold in the first session
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