IPL 2020 auction: Chawla most expensive Indian; Uthappa goes to Rajasthan Royals

Robin Uthappa, who had been released by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the IPL 2020 auction, was the first to be sold at Rs 3 crore.

Robin Uthappa will play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.   -  Prashant Nakwe

Robin Uthappa became the first Indian capped player to be sold at the IPL 2020 auction with Rajasthan Royals acquiring him for Rs 3 crore, while Piyush Chawla became the most expensive Indian player after being bought by Chennai Super Kings.

Among seasoned IPL campaigners, Yusuf Pathan, who had been released by Sunrisers Hyderabad, went unsold having listed himself at a base price of Rs 1 crore. India's Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari - who had listed themselves at a base price of Rs 50 lakh - didn't have any takers either.

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Vihari had been released by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2020 auction, having been bought for Rs 2 crore at last year's auction.

Chawla, who had been released by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the auction, was bought by CSK and will complement Harbhajan Singh during the upcoming IPL season.

Uthappa, who had an ordinary season with the bat for KKR scoring 282 runs in 11 innings, had been released by the franchise. Rajasthan Royals won the bidding against KKR for the India batsman.

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