Chennai: Spinning all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham on Thursday became IPL’s highest paid uncapped cricketer after Chennai Super Kings bought him for whopping Rs 9.25 crore in the IPL 2021 auction, here.
Gowtham broke Krunal Pandya’s record, who was bought in 8.8cr by Mumbai Indians in 2018.
After being released by Punjab Kings after the 2020 season, Gowtham entered the auction with a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Kolkata Knight Riders showed their interest by registering the first bid and they had a bidding war with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, a late entry from Chennai Super Kings turned things around and the MS Dhoni led team bought him for Rs 9.25 crore.
The all-rounder has been part of Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in the past seasons of IPL. (UNI)