Bangalore, Feb 5: The Indian Premier League auction may not have started as expected with the withdrawal of Sahara Pune Warriors, but it proved fruitful for Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who became the highest paid cricketer so far in the IPL pocketing $2 million.
According to reports, the Chennai Super Kings have splashed out as much as $6 million (Rs 29.9 crore) for the former Kochi Tuskers all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
With each team handed a maximum purse of $2 million (Rs 9.8 cr) to spend in the auction, Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Charges put their maximum bids for the all-rounder ending in a tie-breaker. Reports said that Deccan Charges had submitted a secret bid for Rs 5 crore while the BCCI president N Srinivsan-owned franchisee paid around $4 million (Rs 20 crore).
But Jadeja will receive $2 million (Rs 9.8 cr) while the additional $4 million goes to BCCI.
Only IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, COO Sundar Raman and the two franchises representatives saw the secret bids.
The secret bids were witnessed only once back in 2010 when Kieron Pollard and Shane Bond attracted franchises to shell out huge amounts.