On the second day of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auction, England cricketer Liam Livingstone grabbed the highlights after becoming the costliest buy among foreign players.

The high-quality all-rounder triggered a bidding war amongst four franchises – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Gujarat Titans (GT). However, Punjab eventually won the battle with their say of INR 11.50 crore for Livingstone.

Most expensive overseas players in IPL 2022 auction:

11.50 crore – Liam Livingstone (Punjab Kings)
10.75 crore – Wanindu Hasaranga (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
10.75 crore – Nicholas Pooran (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
10 crore – Lockie Ferguson (Gujarat Titans)
9.25 crore – Kagiso Rabada (Punjab Kings)
8.75 crore – Jason Holder (Lucknow Super Giants)

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Liam Livingstone becomes the highest-paid Englishman of the IPL 2022 auction after a five-way bidding war

CSK, KKR, Gujarat, Punjab and SRH all in for him. Ends up at Punjab for Rs 11.5 crore (£1.125m)

— Matt Roller (@mroller98) February 13, 2022

This bid for Liam Livingstone isn’t for a pure batsman. #PunjabKings will want 2-3 overs from him

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2022

Liam Livingstone’s previous IPL deal was £75k. Bought today for £1.12m. A decent pay-rise, that

— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) February 13, 2022

Liam Livingstone is a 👑

💰 11.50 CR#IPLAuction #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #TATAIPLAuction

— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 13, 2022

Excellent pick by Punjab Kings to get Liam Livingstone for 11.5cr. PBKS foreign players: Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper and possible No.4), Liam Livingstone (middle order batter and spinner) and Kagiso Rabada (bankable pacer) #IPLAuction2022

— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 13, 2022

Predicted a few months back and got it right now. Shahrukh Khan – most expensive uncapped Indian Batter ✅. Liam Livingstone to be in most expensive bids so ✅ #IPLAuction

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 13, 2022

Wow! Liam Livingstone bought by Punjab Kings for £1.12m on the 2nd day of @IPL auction.

— Richard Gibson (@richardgibsonDM) February 13, 2022

Punjab Kings overseas players 👇

Jonny Bairstow
Liam Livingstone
Kagiso Rabada
Odean Smith

They are smashing it at the auction! #IPLAuction

— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) February 13, 2022

Liam Livingstone goes to Punjab Kings for 11.50 crores.
Most Expensive Overseas player in this mega auction.

— K I R A N 🇮🇳 (@Kiran_reddy_k) February 13, 2022

Liam Livingstone sold to Punjab Kings at a crazy amount of 11.50cr.

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 13, 2022

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