Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh will go under the hammer at the Indian Premier League player acquisition auction on January 27 and 28. The India discard veteran have reportedly put themselves in ₹2crore base price pool.
According to a Times of India report, India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, West Indians Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard along with former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum have also kept them in the ₹2crore pool.
Harbhajan, who has been with the Mumbai Indians for the 10 successive years, for the first time is facing the prospect of moving to another franchisee. “I’ve had a great decade-long relationship with MI. I’ll look to bowl well and win games for whichever team I play for in the IPL. Let’s see what happens at the auction,” the Turbanator is quoted as saying. He has also led the Mumbai IPL team to the Champions Trophy title in 2011.
Pathan brothers – Yusuf and Irfan – will be going to the auction at their respective base price of ₹75 lakh and ₹50 lakh.
The capped players have been given the option to keep their base price in the auction at ₹50 lakhs, ₹75 lakh, ₹1cr, ₹1.50 cr, and ₹2 crore.