The much-awaited mega-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is underway. The first round of marquee players has completed, where Shreyas Iyer has become the costliest buy among the marquee players.

The battle to take Iyer in the side happened between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but KKR seemed keen to sign him and eventually got the right-handed batter for INR 12.25 crores. Iyer has also become the most expensive buy of the day so far.

IPL Marquee Players:

Shreyas Iyer – 12.25 crore – KKR
Kagiso Rabada – 9.25 crore – PBKS
Shikhar Dhawan – 8.25 crore – PBKS
Trent Boult – 8 crore – RR
Pat Cummins – 7.25 crore – KKR
Faf du Plessis – 7 crore – RCB
Quinton De Kock – 6.75 crore – LSG
Mohammad Shami – 6.25 crore – GT
David Warner – 6.25 crore – DC
Ravichandran Ashwin – 5 crore – RR

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Sample that for a bid 💰💰 – @ShreyasIyer15 is a Knight @KKRiders #TATAIPLAuction @TataCompanies

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 12, 2022

KKR captain @ShreyasIyer15 🔥💥

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 12, 2022

We say YES to SHREYAS for INR 12.25 Cr! 💜

Along with @ShreyasIyer15 joining our #GalaxyOfKnights, we are honored to introduce Ashish Joshi. A superhero who does not need a cape.

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 12, 2022

Seems like #KKR have found their captain… Unlikely that Iyer will be the most expensive player in this auction. #IPLMegaAuction2022

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 12, 2022

KKR shelling out Rs 12.25 crore on Shreyas Iyer must be bad news for Eoin Morgan’s hopes of an IPL contract: Iyer likely to captain and KKR’s remaining budget has already taken a major hit

— Matt Roller (@mroller98) February 12, 2022

Shreyas Iyer sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for 12.25 crore.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 12, 2022

Woah! At 12.25, KKR will be very happy bagging Shreyas Iyer. I must admit, I thought it would go much higher.

— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) February 12, 2022

Shreyas Iyer to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022 at a whopping 12.25cr.

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 12, 2022

Two brilliant pick ups at excellent prices for KKR at the IPL auctions. Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins are steals at their prices and both possible captains.

— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) February 12, 2022

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