Left-arm Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat on Sunday became the costliest Indian player till date at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Bengaluru. Unadkat, who played for the Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017, was bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a staggering Rs 11.5 crore. Unadkat was the second-most successful bowler in IPL 2017 as he clinched 24 wickets in the tournament. Unadkat was also recently picked for the Indian Team for the three-match T20 series against South Africa.
Unadkat is the second-most expensive player of this IPL season. Incidentally, the most expensive player at the auction was also bought by Rajasthan Royals. England all-rounder Ben Stokes was acquired by RR for Rs 12.50 crore.
Apart from Unadkat, the other expensive Indian players at the auction were KL Rahul (acquired by Kings XI Punjab) and Manish Pandey (acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad), who were bought for Rs 11 crore each.