England’s Ben Stokes was the third-highest gainer on Friday, fetching Rs 16.25 crore from Chennai Super Kings at the 2023 Indian Premier League auction.
CSK pipped Kolkata Knight Riders in another intense bidding war.
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Chennai fans were ecstatic at the prospect of seeing Stokes and Mahendra Singh Dhoni playing together in yellow.
pic.twitter.com/aa7XDgnvHO— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) December 23, 2022
Ben stokes is a Super King #WhistlePodu | #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/6jXV9moPLi— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) December 23, 2022
Man of the finals.. BEN STOKES PLAYING FOR CHENNAI SUPER KINGS. pic.twitter.com/AyNJgrayQn— ‘ (@Ashwin_tweetz) December 23, 2022
MAN OF THE MATCH in WORLD CUP FINALS MS Dhoni x Ben Stokes #WhistlePodu @ChennaiIPL @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/kElPmZFNVi
— DHONI Trends™ (@TrendsDhoni) December 23, 2022
MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes reunion in CSK!pic.twitter.com/EbPdlLHcOg— IPL UPDATE (@Master__Cricket) December 23, 2022
Ben Stokes Sold to Chennai Super Kings . He is back with MS Dhoni after 5 years . #IPL2023Auction pic.twitter.com/NSmjfKtAqW— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) December 23, 2022
BEN Stokes pic.twitter.com/LVHMKZ85Lt— S A M (@Sam_Dhoni07) December 23, 2022
MS Dhoni & Ben Stokes' Reunion in IPL. pic.twitter.com/RI2oM9AlVa— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) December 23, 2022
MS Dhoni Ben Stokes Ravindra Jadeja What a trio Kodutunam @ChennaiIPL #IPLAuctions pic.twitter.com/ORnu1dH7xr
— #7 (@MB7_STAN) December 23, 2022
MS Dhoni & Ben Stokes will together again in the IPL pic.twitter.com/e4HEipNs0I— All About Cricket (@allaboutcric_) December 23, 2022
Ooh Ben Stokes #WhistlePodu | #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/8ykjQd20JS— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) December 23, 2022
Earlier, Punjab Kings broke the bank to get Sam Curran, who drew highest-ever bid that bettered the previous best buy of Rs 16.25 crore that Rajasthan Royals had shelled out to grab South African all-rounder Chris Morris in 2021.
Australia all-rounder Cameroon Green was second-highest earner, fetching Rs 17.5 crore bid from Mumbai Indians.
England players were in demand as batter Harry Brook earned a Rs 13.25 crore winning from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
India international Mayank Agarwal was also bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25 crore. His base price was set at Rs 1 crore. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5.75 crore. New Zealand stalwart Kane Williamson was sold at his base price at Rs 2 crore to Gujarat Titans.
Out-of-favour India batter Ajinkya Rahane was sold at his base price of Rs 50 lakh to Chennai Supper Kings, the only bidder for the player.
(With inpust from Agencies)
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