List of IPL players in auction
The IPL auction for the 2011 edition of the tournament began at Bangalore and the very first player sold, Gautam Gambhir, was for a whopping sum of $2.4 million - clearly, an indicator of the strategy that the Kolkata Knight Riders have used.
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There was another big sale when Yusuf Pathan was bought by the same team, Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping sum of $2.1 million. There were two others who crossed the $2 million barrier - Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) and Robin Uthappa (Pune).
Yusuf's brother Irfan Pathan was bought by Delhi for a sum of $1.9 million as well, making it a rich sum of money for the Pathan brothers - a total of $4 million.
You can follow the IPL auction 2011 live here.