England allrounder emerged as the top pick of the IPL 2017 auction with Rising Pune Supergiants bagging him for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore. IPL 2017 auction: Key highlights
Stokes with a base price of Rs 2 crore had already created a lot of buzz before the auction and it proved right with franchises indulging in close bidding. But is was the Pune franchise who grabbed the allrounder.
While Pawan Negi, who was highest paid allrounder in the 2016 auction could only mange to fetch Rs 1 crore after bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Tymal Mills with a base price of Rs 50 lakh ended with Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 12 crore.
England’s Eoin Morgan was bought by Kings XI Punjab at his base price of Rs 2 crore, while Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Matthews went to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore along with New Zealand allrouder Corey Anderson for Rs 1 crore.