IPL 2023 AUCTION Viewership: Star Sports claim, IPL 2023 Auction ratings on television increases by 35%, reached 50MN Audiences: Check Details
IPL 2023 Auction Viewership – Bumper Viewership IPL Auction: IPL 2023 Auction not only made record in regard to player salaries but…
IPL 2023 Auction Viewership – Bumper Viewership IPL Auction: IPL 2023 Auction not only made record in regard to player salaries but also has broken viewership records. According to STAR SPORTS, IPL Mini-Auction Viewership was 35% more than IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The Auction this time had a reach of 50MN Audiences: Follow IPL 2023 LIVE Updates & IND vs SL LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
According to STAR SPORTS, almost 50 million viewers tuned in for SINGLE DAY player acution in Kochi.
What happened at IPL Auction? Why Auction was so special this time? The IPL Mini Auction made England’s World T20 Champion Sam Curran the most expensive buy in IPL Auction history. Curran was sold for Rs 18.50 Crores to Punjab Kings.
An intense bidding followed for Curran. Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings raised their paddles frenetically.
In the end, it was Punjab Kings that broke the bank to get Curran. He drew highest-ever bid. The bid that bettered the previous best buy of Rs 16.25 crore that Rajasthan had shelled out to grab SA all-rounder Chris Morris in 2021.
Australia all-rounder Cameroon Green was second-highest earner, fetching Rs 17.5 crore bid from Mumbai Indians.
England Test skipper Ben Stokes was the third-highest gainer. Stokes fetched Rs 16.25 crore from CSK who pipped Kolkata Knight Riders in another intense bidding war.
England players were in demand as batter Harry Brook earned a Rs 13.25 crore winning from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Brook, who struck three hundreds in as many games and set new record for most runs by an England batter in a Test series in Pakistan, started at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
The bidding for Brook was mainly between SRH and Rajasthan Royals.
India international Mayank Agarwal was also bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25 crore. His base price was set at Rs 1 crore.
New Zealand stalwart Kane Williamson was sold at his base price at Rs 2 crore to Gujarat Titans.
Out-of-favour India batter Ajinkya Rahane was sold at his base price of Rs 50 lakh to Chennai Supper Kings, the only bidder for the player.
South Africa batter Rilee Rossouw and Bangladesh al-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan went unsold.
West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5.75 crore.
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