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Knight Riders capture Gambhir for 2.4 million

The 2011 IPL player auction as got off to an amazing start with Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir being signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 2.4 million.

Gambhir was the first player up for sale and after an intense bidding war between Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi and Bangalore the Indian opener was captured by the Knight Riders. Bidding action so far
Round 1 Bidding
Player Country Bought by Franchise Price (in USD)
Gautam Gambhir India Kolkata Knight Riders $2.4 million
Tilakratne Dilshan Sri Lanka Royal Challengers Bangalore $650,000
Zaheer Khan India Royal Challengers Bangalore  $900,000
Ross Taylor New Zealand Rajasthan Royals $100.000
Yusuf Pathan India Kolkata Knight Riders $2.1 million
Kevin Pietersen England Deccan Chargers $650,000
Mahela Jayawardane Sri Lanka Kochi $1.5 million
Yuvraj Singh India Pune Warriors $1.8 m
AB De Villiers South Africa Royal Challengers Bangalore $1.1 million


source - cricket20.com
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