IPL Auction: Rs 5.3 cr for Maxwell
Posted on Sun , 3 Feb '13
Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians paid a whopping Rs.5.3 crore for emerging Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that will be held later this year. Maxwell was snapped up by the Mumbai-based franchise even as he scored a duck against the West Indies in a one-day international in Perth today. The Mumbai Indians also bought former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting for his base price of Rs 2.1 crore, while the Bangalore-based Royal Challengers paid the same amount for Indian fast bowler R.P. Singh. Pune Warriors bought Australian captain Michael Clarke for his base price of Rs. 2.1 crore. The Delhi Daredevils paid Rs.2.3 crore for South African all-rounder Johan Botha, while Kings XI Punjab secured the service of Australian batsman Luke Pomersbach for Rs. 1.5 crore.