While Shahid Afridi went under the hammer unsold and surprisingly so at the start of IPL 3 auctions, the West Indies’ Kieron Pollard saw a frenzied bid with the Kings XI Punjab owner, Preity Zinta kicking it off for the player for the base price of just $200,000.
Pollard had virtually every team franchisee get into the fray, with the auction price reaching the maximum limit of $750,000.
Eventually teams were handed out the silent tiebreaker sheets to fill by none other than Lalit Modi, the IPL Commissioner himself. Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore were all ready to pay higher than the reserve price in order to get the player from Trinidad and Tobago.
Eventually the highest bid went to the Mumbai Indians! Incidentally the only player who was sold from POOL A!