Chris Morris

MUMBAI: The players' auction for VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 kicked off at 3 pm on Thursday, with 292 cricketers up for grabs. 

Eight teams are bidding to build their teams for the T20 cricket extravaganza this year.

At 4:04 pm, South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL history, going to Rajasthan Royals for a mind-boggling Rs 162.5 million, after a long drawn bidding war with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.