Fun, drama, thrill, action, glamour, and celebration is back. IPL is back.
Some of the world cricket's biggest names go under the hammer during the two-day IPL players' auctions starting on Saturday with the likes of Ben Stokes and R Ashwin expected to be among the most sought after.
This year's auction will feature 578 players in all with 361 of them being Indians. There are 16 top players awarded marquee status and a base price of Rs 2 crore with notable among them being Stokes, Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle, and Dwayne Bravo to name a few.
Social media commentators, the Twitterati, came together to give us the accurate highlights of the auctions ICYMI.
Pakistanis watching #IPLAuction be like.... pic.twitter.com/qAsTxVbwrQ — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 27, 2018
Reaction of other Kings XI members when Zinta bought KL Rahul for 11 crores.... #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/E4IEu1MGZm — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 27, 2018
Everytime RCB buys a player, people in SBI skip their lunch. #IPLAuction — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 27, 2018
By the end of these auctions, KXIP will buy the IPL rights from Vivo.#IPLAuction — Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 27, 2018
preity zinta is behaving like urmila matondkar of movie Judaai. she has to buy every big player at any cost.#IPLAuction — z (@O_Terii) January 27, 2018
After #IPLAuction, Ashwin is a Punjabi & Harbhajan is a Tamilian.So basically,Jo Raveena hai woh Raveena nahin hai woh Karisma hai aur jo Karisma hai woh Karisma nahin hai woh Raveena hai. pic.twitter.com/qon6v1kXWi— Bade Chote (@badechote) January 27, 2018
#IPLAuctionAnnouncer: Manish Pandeypreity zinta: 11 crAnnouncer: Chris lynn preity zinta: 10 crAnnouncer: Glasspreity zinta: 2 crAnnouncer: ek glass pani mang rha main bkl— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) January 27, 2018
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