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Live IPL auction: Yuvraj, Karthik, Pietersen rake in big money

Bangalore: India's flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a staggering Rs.14 crore while Dinesh Karthik was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs.12.5 crore in the players' auction for

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: February 12, 2014 23:29 IST ]
live ipl auction yuvraj karthik pietersen rake in big money
live ipl auction yuvraj karthik pietersen rake in big money

Bangalore: India's flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a staggering Rs.14 crore while Dinesh Karthik was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs.12.5 crore in the players' auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Wednesday.




Yuvraj and Karthik fetched the highest price among the 16 marquee players, who were up for grabs in the first session of auction.

Besides Karthik, Daredevils, who didn't retain any player, bought back maverick former England captain Kevin Pietersen for Rs.9 crore and India's Test opener Murali Vijay for a handsome Rs.5 crore. Vijay, who was earlier with Chennai Super Kings, was the first cricketer to go under the hammer.

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