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13th-Feb-2014

Top 10 earners on day one of 2014 IPL Auction

By Agency

Franchises didn't hold themselves back on day one of the 2014 IPL Auctions, going on a spending spree that saw Royal Challengers Bangalore splashing as many as Rs 14 crore on Yuvraj Singh while Delhi Daredevils spent Rs 12.5 crore on wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik.
Yuvraj became the costliest player of the season, earning more than the amount paid (Rs 12.5 crore) to the first player retained by the franchises during the retention window in January, which included names like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Kevin Pietersen was the other top grosser, when a bidding war saw him being lapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad before Delhi Daredevils decided to use their 'Right to Match' to keep him on their side for Rs 9 crore.
Here are top 10 grossers from Day 1 of the IPL Auctions:
Yuvraj Singh: 14 crores by Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dinesh Karthik: 12.5 crores by Delhi Daredevils
Kevin Pietersen: 9 crores by Delhi Daredevils
Mitchell Johnson: 6.50 crores by Kings XI Punjab
Glenn Maxwell: 6 crores by Kings XI Punjab
David Warner: 5.50 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Jacques Kallis: 5.50 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders
Amit Mishra: 4.75 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Corey Anderson: 4.50 crores by Mumbai Indians
Piyush Chawla: 4.25 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders