In the ongoing mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Ishan Kishan rocked the charts amongst the wicketkeepers’ category.

It was expected that Ishan would gain a lot of attraction, and precisely that happened during the bidding event in Bengaluru on Saturday. As many as four teams, Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), entered in a bidding war for the Patna-born cricketer.

Eventually, MI won the battle and roped in Ishan for a whopping INR 15.25 crore. So now, the explosive left-handed batter has become the fourth most expensive player and second amongst the Indians to be bought at the IPL auctions, including all seasons.

Most expensive players in IPL auction history:

Chris Morris – INR 16.25 Crore
Yuvraj Singh – INR 16 Crore
Pat Cummins – INR 15.5 Crore
ISHAN KISHAN – INR 15.25 Crore
Kyle Jamieson – INR 15 Crore
Ben Stokes – INR 14.5 Crore

Here is how Twitter reacted:

.@ishankishan51 is SOLD to @mipaltan for INR 15.25 crore 😮💰🤑#TATAIPLAuction @TataCompanies

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 12, 2022

📰 In today’s Breaking News 📰

Ishan Kishan’s coming back home 💙#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AalaRe #IPLAuction @ishankishan51

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 12, 2022

MI had never bought any player for more than 10 cr in #IPLAuction

MI have bought Ishan Kishan for 15.25 cr

Ishan is now the 2nd most expensive Indian bought in #IPLAuction – Yuvraj was bought for 16 cr by Delhi in 2015#IPL2022MegaAuction #IPLMegaAuction

— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 12, 2022

Ishan Kishan 15.25cr wowee! MI really wanted him back – looking ahead to the future no doubt. 👏🏼 #IPLAuction #IPL2022MegaAuction

— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) February 12, 2022

💸💸💸#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPLAuction #IPL2022

— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 12, 2022

Wow! 15.25cr is a lot of money but @mipaltan seem delighted #IshanKishan

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2022

Back at Mumbai Indians. Great Great buy!!

— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) February 12, 2022

Ishan Kishan becomes the most expensive player at the #IPLAuction 2021 so far… 👏🏻

Sold to Mumbai Indians for 15.25 Cr. 💰#SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #TATAIPLAuction

— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 12, 2022

Really stunning bidding for Ishan. 15.25 crores to @mipaltan highest today for sure!! #IPL2022Auction

— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 12, 2022

Mumbai Indians dropped Ishan Kishan during the UAE leg of last year’s IPL. Today, they re-sign him for Rs 15.25 crore (US $2m)

— Matt Roller (@mroller98) February 12, 2022

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