Chris Morris becomes IPL's highest ever paid player with ₹16.25 crore

Chris Morris becomes IPL's highest ever paid player with ₹16.25 crore
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Chennai, South Africa's Chris Morris on Thursday fetched the highest ever bid of ₹16.25 crore in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the pace-bowling all-rounder at a player auction after intense competition from Punjab Kings. Morris's base price was ₹75 lakh.

The previous all-time record was held by Yuvraj Singh who was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2015. And the highest ever bid for a foreigner was ₹15.5 crore for which Kolkata Knight Riders bought Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins last year.

On Thursday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for ₹14.25 crore after intense bidding with Chennai Super Kings. Maxwell's base price was ₹2 crore.

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Maxwell was earlier released by Punjab Kings (earlier Kings XI Punjab), who had bought him for ₹10.75 crore for the 2020 edition.

Australian batsman Steve Smith (base price: ₹2 crore) was picked for ₹2.2 crore by Delhi Capitals.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hassan went for ₹3.2 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Moeen Ali went to CSK for ₹7 crore.

India all-rounder Shivam Dube went to RR for ₹4.4 crore.


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