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After Dhoni, Symonds second most valuable player at IPL

After Dhoni, Symonds second most valuable player at IPL

Hyderabad won Symonds for Rs 5.4 crore, just Rs 60 lakh less than Dhoni.

New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who along with Harbhajan Singh was at the centre of the racial abuse controversy during the India-Australia Test series Down Under in January, got the second highest bid for Rs 5.4 crore ($ 1.35 million) in the players auction of DLF Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Hyderabad got Symonds paying only Rs 60 lakh less than Indian One-day and Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The controversy seems to have done no harm to Symonds’ popularity, as he became the highest bid player of the third round.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, however, did not command a huge price going to Kolkata for Rs 1.6 crore ($400,000) while Mohali/Chandigarh won Brett Lee for Rs 3.6 crore ($900,000).

Another Australian Matthew Hayden will join Dhoni in the Chennai team after a bid of Rs 1.5 crore ($375,000).

Delhi team, bid for its first player in the third round bagging New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori for Rs 2.5 crore ($625,000) while Brendon McCullum will join Kolkata for Rs 2.8 crore ($700,000) and Jacob Oram will play for Chennai for Rs 2.7 crore ($675,000).

All the above players, however, will remain unavailable for current season.

Winning bids
Player
Bid Amount
CHENNAI
MS DHONI Rs 6 crore
JACOB ORAM Rs 2.7 Crore
ALBIE MORKEL Rs 2.7 Crore
SURESH RAINA Rs 2.6 Crore
MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN Rs 2.4 Crore
MATTHEW HAYDEN Rs 1.5 Crore
STEPHEN FLEMING Rs 1.4 Crore
PARTHIV PATEL Rs 1.3 Crore
JOGINDER SHARMA Rs 0.9 Crore
MAKHAYA NTINI Rs 0.8 Crore
MICHAEL HUSSEY Rs 1 crore
MUMBAI
SANATH JAYASURIYA Rs 3.9 Crore
HARBHAJAN SINGH Rs 3.4 Crore
ROBIN UTHAPPA Rs 3.2 Crore
SHAUN POLLOCK Rs 2.2 Crore
LASITH MALINGA Rs 1.4 Crore
DILHARA FERNANDO Rs 0.6 Crore
LOOTS BOSMAN Rs 0.7 crore
DELHI
MOHD ASIF Rs 2.6 Crore
DANIEL VETTORI Rs 2.5 Crore
GAUTAM GAMBHIR Rs 2.9 Crore
MANOJ TIWARY Rs 2.7 Crore
DINESH KARTHIK Rs 2.1 Crore
SHOAIB MALIK Rs 2 Crore
AB de VILLERS Rs 1.2 Crore
TILLAKERATNE DILSHAN Rs 1 Crore
FARVEEZ MAHAROOF Rs 0.9 Crore
GLEN MCGRATH Rs 1.4 crore
BANGALORE
JACQUES KALLIS Rs 3.6 Crore
ANIL KUMBLE Rs 2 Crore
CAMERON WHITE Rs 2 Crore
ZAHEER KHAN Rs 1.8 Crore
MARK BOUCHER Rs 1.8 Crore
NATHAN BRACKEN Rs 1.3 Crore
DALE STEYN Rs 1.3 Crore
WASIM JAFFER Rs 0.6 Crore
SHIVNARAIN CHANDERPAUL Rs 0.8 crore
HYDERABAD
ANDREW SYMONDS Rs 5.4 Crore
R P SINGH Rs 3.5 Crore
ROHIT SHARMA Rs 3 Crore
ADAM GILCHRIST Rs 2.8 crore
SHAHID AFRIDI Rs 2.7 Crore
HERSCHELLE GIBBS Rs 2.3 Crore
VVS LAXMAN Rs 1.5 Crore
CHAMINDA VAAS Rs 0.8 Crore
SCOTT STYRIS Rs 0.7 Crore
NUWAN ZOYSA Rs 0.44 Crore
CHAMARA SILVA Rs 0.4 Crore
KOLKATA
ISHANT SHARMA Rs 3.8 Crore
CHRIS GAYLE Rs 3.2 Crore
BRENDON McCULLUM Rs 2.8 Crore
DAVID HUSSEY Rs 2.5 Crore
SHOAIB AKHTAR Rs 1.7 crore
MURALI KARTIK Rs 1.7 Crore
RICKY PONTING Rs 1.6 Crore
AJIT AGARKAR Rs 1.4 Crore
UMAR GUL Rs 0.6 Crore
T TAIBU Rs 0.6 crore
MOHALI
IRFAN PATHAN Rs 3.7 Crore
BRETT LEE Rs 3.6 Crore
KUMARA SANGAKKARA Rs 2.8 Crore
S SREESANTH Rs 2.5 Crore
MAHELA JAYAWARDANE Rs 1.9 crore
PIYUSH CHAWLA Rs 1.6 Crore
R SARWAN 0.9 crore
S KATICH Rs 0.8 crore
ROMESH POWAR Rs 0.68 Crore
JAIPUR
MOHAMMAD KAIF Rs 2.7 Crore
GRAEME SMITH Rs 1.9 Crore
YUSUF PATHAN Rs 1.9 Crore
SHANE WARNE Rs 1.8 crore
MUNAF PATEL Rs 1.1 Crore
YOUNIS KHAN Rs 0.9 Crore
KAMRAN AKMAL Rs 0.6 Crore
JUSTIN LANGER Rs 0.8 crore
first published:February 20, 2008, 14:30 IST