Bengaluru, Karnataka [India], January 27 (ANI): In a bidding war for Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell, Delhi Daredevils snapped up the right-handed batsman for Rs 9 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction for the 11th edition of the tournament here on Saturday.
Daredevil also bought left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir for Rs 2.8 crores.
Gambhir had earlier led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 but the franchise did not retain the Indian this time.
He played the last season with the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for Rs 2 crore, not a penny more than his base price, and retained West Indies' Dwayne Bravo for Rs 6.4 crores.
Harbhajan last played the league with the Mumbai Indians.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was sold for Rs 3 crore to the Sunrisers Hyderabad while England captain Joe Root, who was making an IPL auction debut, remained unsold.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore.
Up to 578 players, out of the 1,122 players, have been kept for the final two-day auction, which includes 244 capped players (62 from India), 332 uncapped players (34 from overseas), and two players from Associate countries.
The players have been divided into different sets and the auction will kick start with the 'marquee' list, where 16 players, in two batches of eight each will go for the bid. (ANI)