Grand Indian Cricket Circus – IPL Auctions 2011 – Day 1

Show for the day one is over. A grand money drain festival that liquidized $6,85,50,000. Don’t think this is a small amount of money. When converted to Indian Rupee, it is Rs. 3,108,057,010.46 (Three Hundred and Ten Crore Eighty Lakhs Fifty Seven Thousand and Ten Rupees, Forty Six Paise Only!!)

Big surprise was given to the cricket fans, when beloved ‘Dada’ became the ‘Sorrow of Bengal’ who got no takers this time. Many expected this would happen to the great wall as well. But he got a berth in Rajasthan Royals. Further, Chris Gayle was also orphaned… I wonder.

Big shots this time are not creating any wonder as they are expected to do so! ‘Chhottu’ of India, Gautam Gambhir topped the price tags with Rs.10,88,16,000 (Near eleven crores). The young brigade followed suit the price tag hikes – Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan. All near ten crores! Cool packages… huh (sigh).

All did well except a couple of enigma shots from Kochi team. They bought VVS Laxman and Ramesh Pawar. VVS Laxman is still a nice pick. But why Pawar, he has no good record. Somehow.. I am not a penny on this. So, it is ok for me! 🙂

Out of hundred players auctioned on the first day, 84 were picked up by some one and 16 were disappointed.

List of people who were discarded in IPL Auction 2011:

  1. Sourav Ganguly
  2. Brian Lara
  3. Chris Gayle
  4. Luke Wright
  5. Herschelle Gibbs
  6. Matt Prior
  7. Mark Boucher
  8. Jesse Ryder
  9. Graham Manou
  10. Tamim Iqbal
  11. Kapugedara
  12. Murali Karthik
  13. Ajanta Mendis
  14. Graeme Swann
  15. James Anderson
  16. Dinhara Fernando
And here is the lucky lot, along with their price tags…


I was free today… If I am free tomorrow also, I will record it here!! 🙂

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