The auction as it happens

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ESPNcricinfo staff

February 3, 2013

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Posted by sunrisers_dktej on (February 5, 2013, 5:23 GMT)

In my opinion Hyderabad Sunrisers is the best buyer of this auction. They grabbed very good allrounders(mostly suited for T20's - perera,sammy,nathan),a perfect fast bowler(McKay - Australia's ODI Player of the year) and good young talent(Dekock). . .

Posted by class9ryan on (February 5, 2013, 0:03 GMT)

IPL should take a break for a year after this edition .... may be we would have General Elections in India and one year gap can actually make people excited for next seasons

Posted by Pablo123 on (February 4, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

Chris Morris - huge buy for CSK

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (February 3, 2013, 18:24 GMT)

@agarkarno1: What a stupid comment !!! If the IPL is going to be held every 2 years then it ain't a league any more. It would become a BCCI special event. Please be aware of what you comment on these boards.

Posted by Mohan vijay on (February 3, 2013, 14:44 GMT)

Anyway IPL auction 2013 is over..I don't guess it is balanced or not. I love IPL very much...It's like a great VILLA for everyone especially INDIANS... Lots of joy,thrill,eager,espectation,loses,wins and all exciting...Another 2 months wait for a 2 month fun...Just Enjoy...

Posted by AltafPatel on (February 3, 2013, 14:29 GMT)

Effects of decrease in popularity in terms of audience and sponsors are clearly visible. Highest paid player got Rs. 5.3 Cr. where is in last auction, many got higher than that, Gambhir-11 Cr, Pahan brods-8 Cr, few names to say.

Posted by agarkarno1 on (February 3, 2013, 14:01 GMT)

IPL is okay, but keep it for once in two years or less than a month. Otherwise, its going to ruin the Indian cricket. especially the test cricket.

Posted by Sanket-Singh-2412-Bhopal on (February 3, 2013, 13:59 GMT)

dan christian, n ai aaron finch had a great bbl. thinking what r they thinking

Posted by Sanket-Singh-2412-Bhopal on (February 3, 2013, 13:53 GMT)

GUPTILL UNSOLD! OMG He had just hit a t20 century against SA and have 1 in 90's all r out of their mind

Posted by Lakpj on (February 3, 2013, 13:20 GMT)

Sri Lanka are the no1 team in T20s, their players hardly get a value at these auctions, Aussie players who rank at 7 get huge amounts, some of them have hardly played not more than few games. And Mumbai buying Rickey they have enough trouble carrying Sachin and now they have 2. They were great players but the time has come on them. remember Pune messed things up by picking Sourov same might happen to Mumbai as well.Malinga is the only genuine match winner they have. though people watch IPL the quality of cricket is getting lesser and lesser with each season.

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