With IPL auction all scheduled to be held on 27th and 28th January, the buzz is already high about who will grab the maximum cash. Amidst all these anticipations, some players have already revealed their base prices.
If reports in The Times of India are to be believed, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and spinner Harbhajan Singh have tagged 2 crores as their base price. Both Gambhir and Harbhajan, who haven’t been yet retained by their respective franchises, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians. Earlier last month in December, Gautam Gambhir said he is open to playing for any franchise if KKR does not retain him.
It came as a surprise to many after KKR did not retain Gautam Gambhir, the player who captained Knight Riders to 2 IPL title victories.
Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh are comfortable with other Franchises
Similarly, Harbhajan Singh had a long association with the Mumbai Indians. With whom he won 3 IPL titles in 10 years. As of now, he has not been retained by the franchise. Harbhajan too like Gautam Gambhir said he comfortable to play with any other franchise. “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,” said Harbhajan.
Yusuf Pathan set his price at 75 lakhs
Yusuf Pathan, who was banned by BCCI after failing a drug test in August has set his base price at 75 lakhs. Yusuf Pathan is a middle-order batsman who is known for his power hitting. His younger brother Irfan Pathan, an all-rounder has set his price for 50 lakhs.
It still remains to be seen if Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh will be brought back to their old Franchises through Right to Match(RTM) cards.