IPL-4: Ganguly, Gayle unsold; Gambhir fetches record price

Saturday, January 8, 2011

BANGALORE - India’s opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was bought for a record $2.4 million by Kolkata Knight Riders during the players’ auction for the Indian Premier League season four here Saturday.

However, former Knight Riders skippers Sourav Ganguly and Chrish Gayle went unsold.

Following are the first 27 players, who were auctioned in the first two sessions at ITC Royal Gardenia:

Gautam Gambhir (India): Kolkata Knight Riders, $2.4 million

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka): Royal Challengers Bangalore $6,50,000

Zaheer Khan (India): Royal Challenger Bangalore, $900,000

Ross Taylor (New Zealand): Rajasthan Royal, $1 million

Yusuf Pathan (India): Kolkata Knight Riders, $2.1 million

Kevin Pietersen (England): Deccan Chargers, $6,50,000,

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka): Team Kochi, $1.5 million

Yuvraj Singh (India): Pune Warriors, $1.8 million

Ab de Villiers (South Africa), Royal Challengers Bangalore, $1.1 million

Sourav Ganguly (India): unsold

Cameron White (Australia): Deccan Chargers, $1.1 million

Jacques Kallis (South Africa): Kolkata Knight Riders, $1.1 million

Rohit Sharma (India): Mumbai Indians, $2 million

Andrew Symonds (Australia): Mumbai Indians, $8,50,000

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): Deccan Chargers, $7,00,000

Adam Gilchrist (Australia): Kings XI Punjab, $9,00,000

Rahul Dravid (India): Rajasthan Royal, $500,000

Graeme Smith (South Africa), Pune Warriors, $500,000

Robin Uthappa (India): Pune Warriors, 2.1 million

Johan Botha (South Africa): Rajasthan Royals, $9,50,000

V.V.S. Laxman (India): $4,00,000, Team Kochi

Daniel Vettori (New Zealand): Royal Challengers Bangalore, $550,000

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): Team Kochi, $4,75,000

S.Sreesanth (India): Team Kochi, $9,00,000

Chris Gayle (West Indies): unsold

Irfan Pathan (India): Delhi Daredevils, $1.9 million

R.P. Singh (India): $5,00,000, Team Kochi

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