Indian Premier League (IPL) has undoubtedly changed the lives of cricketers across India as well as around the world as it has provided plenty of money both for the players as well as the franchises which were involved.
In the process IPL has become the most cash rich T20 league in the world and have attracted all the best players in the world. Here we look at the 12 most costliest players franchises have ever bid for as we get ready for IPL auction 2017.
#10. Irfan Pathan- $1.9 million
Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was in the middle of a bidding war when he was available in the 2011 IPL auction. He eventually ended up with Delhi Daredevils as the franchise spent a massive $1.9 million to get him in their roster.