The IPL Mega Auction is taking place in Bengaluru on Feb 11th and 12th. The auction begins with the 10-player marquee list. This was the first set of players to go under the hammer. Many teams showed aggression for some players. While some teams let go of their star players in the previous seasons. The highest bid was made for Shreyas Iyer in the first round. All players in the marquee list had a base price of 2 crores. The list included players like Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pat Cummins, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, and Shreyas Iyer. Let us now look at David Warner being sold for Delhi Capitals.
David Warner sold for Delhi Capitals
The Australian cricketer David Warner had put himself in the 2cr base price list. Eventually, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for 6.25 crores INR. He is one of the most consistent IPL batsmen. Earlier, Warner has played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, leading the team to win the tournament in 2016. After a couple of thoughtful moments, Delhi Capitals started the bid for Warner. Taking its time, Chennai Super Kings joined the bidding war. Following, the bid picked up some pace. However, Delhi Capitals finally bought him for Rs 6.25 crores.
He has won the Orange Cap in 3 seasons. Warner is also the 5th highest run-scorer in IPL History. However, his performance in the 2021 edition was a bit disappointing. He had scored only 195 runs in 8 innings, which is very less for the attacking batsmen Warner is. Later, he was dropped off the team as well. However, he had performed brilliantly in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, soon after the IPL. He was back in his attacking, dominating form for the country. Warner scored 289 runs in 7 matches. David Warner was conferred with the Player of the Tournament Award in T20 WC, last year.