We are just a day away from the mega IPL auction, as the best players in the world will be up for grabs in what promises to be a historic day in IPL history.
This will be the biggest auction to take place after the first one back in 2008, as all eight IPL franchises will look to start from scratch and assemble a new squad.
While all franchises will be looking to build a balanced side, there will be a few sides that will be keen to bring a captain in to their fold.
The auction started off in grand style, as Shikhar Dhawan was the first name that was brought to the table.
Ashwin and Pollard also got sold within the first 15 minutes, but the biggest shock came when Chris Gayle’s name came out of the auction bag.
The legendary West Indian did not get a bid, as Gayle did not get a single bid and was discarded into the later rounds.
Here are the best tweets!
— VB (@vicky4861) January 27, 2018
Not surprised there is no bid for Chris Gayle. He was always going to be in the wait-and-see category. He will be back and good option at base-price
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 27, 2018
Kids Buy Gayle
Men Buy Pollard
Legends Buy Umpires
CSK Daaw 😎#IPLAuction
— Trinath Bandaru(Tri) (@3_10_b) January 27, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 27, 2018
Chris Gayle goes UNSOLD! No interest in the left-hander for the price he was demanding.
— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) January 27, 2018
Shocking: Sixer machine Chris Gayle is unsold for the first time in IPL history!
— Behindwoods (@behindwoods) January 27, 2018
Pollard retained by Mumbai, while Chris Gayle goes unsold. No bidders for Gayle. Surprising #IPLAuction
— bharathnt (@bharath1) January 27, 2018
Chris Gayle unsold in first round. Times, they are a changing…#IPLauction
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 27, 2018
CHRIS GAYLE REMAINED UNSOLD😱
LETS WISH THAT GAYLE SOLD FROM THE UNSOLD BAG TOMORROW…🤞🤞#IPLAuction2018
— Arpit Modh (@ArpitModh1) January 27, 2018
— Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) January 27, 2018
📌 drop silence in the room as all 8 teams keep their paddles down and Chris Gayle goes unsold! Did you see that coming? VIVO #IPLauction
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 27, 2018
— Jack 8k (@jack_jimkhan) January 27, 2018
Chris Gayle in #IPLAuction
2008: Sold to KKR for 800,000 USD
IPL record: 101 matches, 3626 runs, Avg 41.20, SR 175*, 5 X 100s, 21 X 50s, 265 sixes
Orange Cap holder in 2011 & 2012
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 27, 2018
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) January 27, 2018
The biggest #IPLAuction since IPL’s inception is underway. Which Marquee player is going to be auctioned first? Ash, Dhawan, Faf, Gayle, Pollard, Rahane, Starc, Stokes. RT if excitement la onaku kaiyum odla, kaalum odla. Let the games begin!!! #IPL #CSK #SummerIsComing
— Srini Mama 💲 (@SriniMama16) January 27, 2018
Delhi daredevils retained Pant & Iyer and has spent loads of money
— Freaky ~ DRaval (@_DRaval) January 27, 2018
It’s Gayle time…unsold! Chris Gayle has gone unsold! Would you believe it, a crowd favourite and universe boss is unsold. Wow, end of an era? #IPLAuction
— Arjun Bhardwaj (@ArjunB_74) January 27, 2018
Chris Gayle, greatest T20I player remains unsold? Can you believe it?😅
— Cricket24.com (@Cricket24_com) January 27, 2018
thank God RCB didn’t use RTM for Gayle , Gayle deserve to be unsold and Watson too #IPLAuction
— amar (@amar_tilakrana) January 27, 2018
— Muralikrishna (@Muralikrishnakr) January 27, 2018
— Shinchan_ஆர்மி (@shinchan_army) January 27, 2018
Kieron Pollard goes to Mumbai Indians for AUD1.05 million, while Chris Gayle goes unsold! Ben Stokes up now… #IPLAuction
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) January 27, 2018
Gayle Unsold. 🙈🙈🙈🙈
I might drink Vodka instead of water today.. #IPLAuction
— NoLifeWithoutCricket (@NLWC07) January 27, 2018
— Cricking (@CricKingApp) January 27, 2018
Wow Chris Gayle goes unsold on the 1st day of the IPL Auction damn!!!!
— Diana Musiime (@mus_dia) January 27, 2018
And Chris Gayle, the greatest T20 batsman there is, goes….
— The Field (@thefield_in) January 27, 2018