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IPL 2021 auction: Mumbai Indians sign Arjun Tendulkar for base price of Rs 20 lakh

Mumbai Indians sign Arjun Tendulkar

Chennai, February 18: Young all-rounder and son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh in the mini-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday (February 18).

Like his father Sachin, Arjun will represent Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021. Mumbai Indians also bought James Neesham for Rs 50 lakh while Sam Billings was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore. Arjun was a support bowler for Mumbai Indians last season at nets.

Chris Green and Isuru Udana remained unsold while Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Indian batsman Kedar Jhadav and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Earlier in the day, Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for 50 lakhs while Tom Curran was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.25 crore. Pawan Negi, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptil, Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, and Rassie van der Dussen all went unsold at the auction.

All-rounder K Gowtham was also bought by CSK for Rs 9.5 crore making him the most expensive uncapped Indian player at IPL auction. Australian all-rounder Riley Meredith was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs 8 crore.

Gowtham and Meredith have not played for their countries, but that didn't stop IPL (/topic/ipl) franchises from bidding big on them. Star wicket-keeper batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 20 lakh.

Chetan Sakariya was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.2 crore. He had his base price as Rs 20 lakh. Lukman Meriwala went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakh.

The Baroda pacer had scalped 15 wickets from eight matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January. Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1 crore and Sheldon Cottrell, Alex Carey, Sam Billings, and Kusal Perera all went unsold. Earlier, Glenn Maxwell (Rs 14.25 crore), Chris Morris (Rs 16.25 crore), and Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore) were the biggest buys in the ongoing auction.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 21:16 [IST]
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