With IPL 2021 in about two months to begin, everyone is now busy for the next IPL auction. In every IPL auction, the most expensive player is always a major topic of discussion.
The full IPL 2021 schedule has yet to be confirmed, including the start date and end date. Meanwhile, the 2021 IPL auction will take place on February 18 in Chennai. Currently everyone is watching this crucial auction as IPL teams will try to complete their squad ahead of the new IPL season.
IPL 2021: most expensive purchase each year (all INR values are based on the actual value of each IPL auction period)
IPL 2008 – MS Dhoni (6 crores INR approximately)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni was the costliest player in the very first IPL auction. Before the auction, then the Indian captain with limited orders had the base price of US $ 400,000. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a strong bid for Dhoni and they won that bid for $ 1.5 million, or around INR 6 crore.
This was one of the best successful deals in IPL history as Dhoni led the CSK team on a successful journey for a long time. He was CSK’s second-highest scorer this season scoring 414 points in 16 matches, while CSK led by Dhoni finished second in this tournament. Three-time IPL winner CSK still cannot be imagined without Dhoni.