Another one of those days when sport and money come together to provide people with a lot of entertainment. Some surprising bids, some overlooked international stars, some career defining moments for uncapped players and some heartening bids for players from associate nations.
Ben Stokes turned out to be the highest bid for player, fetching Rs 14.5 Crore from the Rising Pune Supergiants. While a lot of people had predicted Ben Stokes to be the highest bid for player, not many could have predicted this high a bid for someone who has an economy rate of 9+ in T20 cricket
This is how Twitter reacted to this huge, huge investment from RPSG!
The bid for @benstokes38 was jaw dropping. But I believe the bid for Tymal Mills was even more astounding
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 20, 2017
— Mark Wood (@MAWood33) February 20, 2017
13 Feb: Named England vice-captain
20 Feb: Sold for £1.7m at IPL auction
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 20, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 20, 2017
Pune Warriors bought Ben Stokes for 14.5 cr. Sahara spends big to buy big players, they got Gujarat CM for 25cr few years ago.
— Rafale Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) February 20, 2017
Welcome to Pune @benstokes38 first round is on you!
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) February 20, 2017
— Sunny (@beingSunil__) February 20, 2017
Ben Stokes' worth as a player…
1. Fielder (50%)
2. Batsman (35%)
3. Bowler (15%)#IPLAuction
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 20, 2017
Ben Stokes sold for total budget of PSL in #IPLAuction .
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) February 20, 2017
— Sonali Dhulap (@pillya) February 20, 2017
Hoping that Gujarat Lions buy Ben Stokes and he is then renamed Stokes Ben.
— Fandromeda (@PlayFandromeda) February 20, 2017
Henceforth to express shock/anger..
Rest of India: 'BC' (different regional forms are applicable)
— ᴀʟᴛᴇЯ Ǝɢᴏ ツ (@_heisenbong_) February 20, 2017
Ben Stokes – T20I Stats
Bowling 48.5 with Economy of 9
Pune might have read it opposite#IPLAuction
— syed mohsin (@SyedMohsinpk) February 20, 2017
— Veer Badani (@VeerBadani) February 20, 2017