Aaron Finch will head to his eighth IPL franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore. The possibility had been discussed before.
Kolkata Knight Riders chilled throughout the Pat Cummins bidding war, coolly entering at the last moment and pocketing him for a whopping $2.18 million bid.
Brendon McCullum had shelled out the money, and he instantly asked for some favours in return.
Cummins, meanwhile, had his adrenalin pumping, as happens to anyone who becomes a millionaire in the space of minutes.
Chennai Super Kings waited and went for, you guessed it, another spinner, taking their tally to six (without counting part-timers Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav).
Pinromo illaiyo...spinrom!— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 19, 2019
Chris Lynn will head to Mumbai Indians, and he could only see the big positives from that move. You'll still have to face Jasprit Bumrah in the nets, Lynny.
Glenn Maxwell will head back to Kings XI Punjab for the second time.
As unveiling videos go, this one from Shimron Hetmyer is right up there.
There was a Shah Rukh Khan at this year's IPL auction, but not the one you're thinking of.
A dash of IPL nostalgia from the tournament's former auctioneer.
Good luck to all teams in today's #IPLAuction and to Hugh Edmeades.— Richard Madley (@iplauctioneer) December 19, 2019
Here's a piece of historic #IPL memorabila- the document inviting you to bid for your very own franchise in 2007! #rare pic.twitter.com/XCA9aQLObV
And for 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal, it was a day to remember.
17 old Yashasvi Jaiswal used to sell pani puris on the streets for a living 2 years ago. Today this talented cricketer is bought by a franchise in the #IPL2020Auction for 2.40 crores. Fantastic & inspirational story #IPL really is a place where dreams come true #ting— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) December 19, 2019
Rajasthan Royals just spent INR 2.4 crore ($0.33 mn) on 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 19, 2019
Here's his story pic.twitter.com/ddodDgZY6M
Can't wait to compare six packs https://t.co/DnvCmkBDqS— Harry Gurney (@gurneyhf) December 19, 2019