Bollywood actress Preity Zinta co-owned Kings XI Punjab franchise spent around 45 crore on Day1 of the Indian Premier League auction held at Bengaluru on Day 1. Indian opener KL Rahul was their top pick as they bought him for Rs 11 crore.
Besides Rahul, KXIP also bought players like Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh for 7.6 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively.
During the auction, KXIP exercised their RTM option on Australia’s David Miller after Mumbai Indian had made a bid for Rs 3 crore.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) January 27, 2018
Punjab were among the front-runners at the auction, bagging several high profile players.
Here’s the full list
KL Rahul – Batsman – Rs 11,00,00,000
Ravichandran Ashwin – All-Rounder – Rs 7,60,00,000
Aaron Finch – Batsman – Rs 6,20,00,000
Marcus Stoinis – All-Rounder – Rs 6,20,00,000
Karun Nair – Batsman – Rs 5,60,00,000
Ankit Singh Rajpoot – Bowler – Rs 3,00,00,000
David Miller – Batsman – Rs 3,00,00,000
Yuvraj Singh – All-Rounder – Rs 2,00,00,000
Mayank Agarwal – Batsman – Rs 1,00,00,000
Happy to be back at @lionsdenkxip I guess this year it’s about self belief and pride ! See u punjabiyon _ also my favourite team owner @realpreityzinta got you a very chatty partner @hazelkeech _ @virendersehwag look forward to some great strategies together with the legend !
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 27, 2018
Earlier before the auction, KXIP had retained spinner Axar Patel. The next auction will be held in Bengaluru on January 28.