Mumbai Indians bid fiercely on Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan and finally bought him this season for Rs 15.25 crore. Mumbai got a tough competition from Hyderabad, but ultimately success came to Mumbai. Ishan Kishan became the first Indian wicketkeeper to be sold the most expensive in IPL history. Even before this, Ishan Kishan was part of this team, but the Mumbai team did not retain him. Not only this, he was also the most expensive player ever sold in this auction. Earlier Shreyas Iyer was bought by KKR for 12.25 crores. His base price was Rs 2 crore.
Ishan Kishan was bought by Gujarat Lions in the year 2016 for Rs 35 lakh, while in the year 2018 Mumbai Indians was bought for Rs 6.2 crore. Now once again Mumbai bought them for Rs 15.25 crore, placing the highest bid on them. Ishaan is not only a brilliant wicketkeeper but also an opener batsman who is known for scoring runs at a very fast pace. Ishan Kishan has played a total of 61 matches in IPL so far in which he has scored 1452 runs, while he has also taken 19 catches and two stumps. His best score so far in IPL is 99 runs.
Talking about Ambati Rayudu, he was once again bought by CSK. Even before this he was part of the same team. Ambati’s base price was also Rs 2 crore and this time CSK bought him for Rs 6.75 crore. At the same time, Jani Bairstow was included by Punjab Kings for 6.75 crores. Neither team showed interest in the first round in buying Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Mathewed.