#IPL 2021 auction

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Kaviya Maran sat between SRH mentor VVS Laxman, Muttiah Muralitharan and coach Trevor Bayliss(Photo Credit: Twitter/@SunRisers)

  • SRH team owner's daughter Kaviya Maran caught the internet's attention 
  • Kaviya Maran is 27-year-old and is involved with SUN music 
  • Kaviya Maran also trended on social media as ‘Kavya Maran’

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RCB head coach Mike Hesson discusses with management in a mock auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @RCBtweets)

  • Speculation were doing rounds that CSK and RCB would bid for Steve Smith
  • Eventually, Delhi Capitals bought Smith for Rs 2.2 crore
  • Hesson said during a mock auction that Smith does not bowl, not even occasionally so it was better not to bid for him

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar tweeted in support of Arjun Tendulkar after his selection in IPL. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FarOutAkhtar)

  • Farhan Akhtar said Arjun Tendulkar's enthusiasm shouldn't be killed with unfair comments
  • Arjun was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL auction on Friday
  • His selection was criticised by some people on the social media

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Arjun Tendulkar is a left-handed bowler and batsmen. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@arjuntendulkar24)

  • Arjun is Sachin Tendulkar's son. 
  • Arjun Tendulkar previously played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 in Mumbai, he will be playing for Mumbai Indians now
  • His sister Sara Tendulkar took to Instagram to congratulate him on the auction

Shakib Al Hasan will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 IPL(Photo Credit: Instagram/@sakib75fc)

  • Shakib was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore
  • It has become common for players to miss international duties to play in the IPL
  • The IPL 2021 is scheduled to be held in April, next year

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Aaron Finch, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, went unsold at the 2021 IPL player auction, held in Chennai on February 18. (File Photo/PTI)

  • Aaron Finch has played for eight different IPL franchises over ten seasons
  • Finch made his IPL debut in 2010 with the Rajasthan Royals
  • He won the title with Mumbai Indians in 2015

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Krishnappa Gowtham was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for a mind-boggling Rs 9.25 crore. (Photo credit: Instagram/@GowthamYadav1)

  • K Gowtham, the all-rounder from Karnataka, has modest IPL statistics
  • He has played just 24 matches in three IPL seasons and has scored 186 runs and taken 13 wickets
  • But on a slow Chepauk track, K Gowtham and Moeen Ali will be Dhoni's preferred men during the middle overs

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Star players such as England's explosive batsman Jason Roy missed out on a buyer in the IPL 2021 player auction. (Photo credit: Twitter/@engalndcricket)

  • 164 Indian, 125 overseas and three associated nation players went under the hammer
  • Only 57 players were sold out of the 292 available
  • Star players like Marnus Labuschagne, Aaron Finch and Hanuma Vihari did not find a bidder 

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A total of 57 players were sold for over Rs 145 crore in the mini-auction held in Chennai on Thursday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Steve Smith was the first big buy of the auction, with the Delhi Capitals paying Rs 2.2 crore for the Australian batsman
  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore
  • The Punjab Kings signed Australia's Jhye Richardson for Rs 14 crore

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai Super Kings representatives wore "Definitely Not" t-shirts during the IPL auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)

  • MS Dhoni said the iconic words 'definitely not' during the last IPL season to quash his retirement rumours
  • CSK finshed seventh with 12 points from 14 games in IPL 2020
  • CSK bought Cheteshwar Pujara and Moeen Ali in the mini auction on Thursday