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Players Who Raked in the Most Moolah at IPL Auction 2019

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The much-awaited IPL 2019 Auction got off to a blistering in Jaipur, with West Indian players, on expected lines, garnering a lot of attention from the IPL franchises.

Carlos Brathwaite was the first player to breach the Rs 5 crore barrier at the auction, fetching a winning bid of Rs 5 crore from Kolkata Knight Riders. His West Indian counterparts Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran receiving Rs 4.20 crore pay-days from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, respectively.

Among Indian players, Axar Patel was the first to touch the Rs 5 crore mark – an amount dished out by Delhi Capitals, who also bought Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore.

But Jaydev Unadkat – the Rs 11.5 crore buy from last time – was picked up again by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.40 crore

Varun Chakravarthy, a spinner from Tamil Nadu, was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crore.

Here are the most expensive buys at the IPL 2019 Auction:

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Jaydev Unadkat: Rs 8.40 crore to Rajasthan Royals (Base Price: Rs 1.50 crore)
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Varun Chakravarthy: Rs 8.40 crore to Kings XI Punjab (Base Price: Rs 20 lakh)
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Sam Curran: Rs 7.20 crore to Kings XI Punjab (Base Price: Rs 2 crore)
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Colin Ingram: Rs 6.40 crore to Delhi Capitals (Base Price: Rs 2 crore)
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Carlos Brathwaite: Rs 5 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders (Base Price: Rs 75 lakh)
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Axar Patel: Rs 5 crore to Delhi Capitals (Base Price: Rs 1 crore)
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Mohit Sharma: Rs 5 crore to Chennai Super Kings (Base Price: Rs 50 lakh)
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Shivam Dube: Rs 5 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore (Base Price: Rs 20 lakh)
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Mohammed Shami: Rs 4.80 crore to Kings XI Punjab (Base Price: Rs 1 crore)
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Prabhsimran Singh: Rs 48 crore to Kings XI Punjab (Base Price: Rs 20 lakh)
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Shimron Hetmyer: Rs 4.20 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore (Base Price: Rs 50 lakh)
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Nicholas Pooran: Rs 4.20 crore to Kings XI Punjab (Base Price: Rs 75 lakh)
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Akshdeep Nath: Rs 3.6 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore (Base Price: Rs 20 lakh)
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Barinder Sran: Rs 3.4 crore to Mumbai Indians (Base Price: Rs 50 lakh)
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Varun Aaron: Rs 2.4 crore to Rajasthan Royals (Base Price: Rs 50 lakh)
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Jonny Bairstow: Rs 2.2 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad (Base Price: Rs 1.5 crore)
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Lasith Malinga: Rs 2 crore to Mumbai Indians (Base Price: Rs 2 crore)
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Hanuma Vihari: Rs 2 crore to Delhi Capitals (Base Price: Rs 50 lakh)
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Sherfane Rutherford: Rs 2 crore to Delhi Capitals (Base Price: Rs 40 lakh)