All eyes will be on Bengaluru right now, as the the biggest cricket league in the world kicks off for another season.
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.
Ben Stokes also went for a big amount, but another shock came when Gautam Gambhir’s name was called out.
Gambhir went for Rs 2.8 crores to Delhi Daredevils, as the legendary KKR skipper went back to old stomping grounds.
KKR had the chance to use their RTM card on Gambhir, but they refused the opportunity to bring back their captain.
So Gambhir goes back home!
So DD has their Captain in gautam gambhir #IPLAuction
— Abhishek singh (@abhi1471989) January 27, 2018
“Whatever amount Gautam Gambhir gets sold for, we will never know if he is happy…” ~ Gambhir’s wife #IPLAuction
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 27, 2018
Gautam Gambhir goes back to his first team, Delhi Daredevils for 2.8 Cr.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 27, 2018
— Ravi Devil Chiku 😈 (@chiku_ravi) January 27, 2018
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 27, 2018
Gautam gambhir legendary player sold only for Almost 3 cr…Shame on Ipl AUNCTION
Means Age Matters
— Shashwat Shukla (@ShashwatSh108) January 27, 2018
— Zee 24 Kalak (@Zee24Kalak) January 27, 2018
— TANISHQ 🚬 #RoyalRumble 🔥 (@akkiboking) January 27, 2018
Top 5 Most Fifties in #IPL history
— #IPLAuction #IPL2018 (@IPLCricket) January 24, 2018
— Aashim (@broken602) January 27, 2018
— Zubair (@ZUBA1R) January 27, 2018
This wasn’t expected KKR didnt used their RTM card for Gautam Gambhir
R Ashwin will not play for Chennai Super Kings
Gayle went unsold
— Freaky ~ DRaval (@_DRaval) January 27, 2018
As i said earlier, Gautam Gambhir will captain Delhi Daredevils and now he will. #IPLAuction
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 27, 2018
#IPLAUCTION summary , set 2 of players
1) Harbhajan singh – 2cr => CSK
2) Shakib al hasan – 2cr => SRH
3) Glenn maxwell – 9cr => DD
4) Gautam gambhir – 2.8cr => DD
5) Dwayne bravo – 6.4cr => CSK = RTM
6) Kane williamson – 3cr => SRH
7) Joe root – Unsold
— Swapnil Anand (@swap580) January 27, 2018
— Rahul Singh (@Itz_RahulSingh) January 27, 2018
— Shashank (@johny_waaker) January 27, 2018
— WeAreLucknow (@InsideLucknow) January 27, 2018
-:Reasons for me to be happy:-
– It’s my B’day and friends wishing me❎
-Maxwell and Gautam Gambhir will play for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018☑️
— ROHIT DESWAL (@deswal127) January 27, 2018
— Sameer Ahmad Bhat (@sameer1996amad) January 27, 2018
This is unbelievable that Maxwell has been gone for high bid rather than Gautam Gambhir.
— Chetan sharma (@chetanofficial) January 27, 2018
Shakab Al Hasan has migrated from Kolkata to Hyderabad for 2 crores. Gautam Gambhir returns home to Delhi.
— Just Cricket (@BatBallStumps) January 27, 2018
— Caught Behind (@ToyingWithLife) January 27, 2018