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Pawan Negi's stocks plummeted horribly, but he still managed to enter the 1 crore clubIANS

The biggest story of the IPL auction, which took place in Bengaluru on Monday, February 20, was that star Indian bowler Ishant Sharma remained unsold. Having a base price of Rs 2 crore, it was initially thought that the lanky bowler, who got married last year, would be the reason for a bidding war among the IPL franchisees.

It turned a shocker, however. The 28-year-old's name was put forward twice by IPL auctioneer Richard Madley, but both times, he was turned off by the franchisees.

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Nevertheless, the IPL auction did turn out a major place to shine for some lesser-known Indian cricketers, who went away at some really unpredictable prices....and we were left scratching our heads!

Here are the Indian players who entered the Rs 1 crore club in the IPL 2017 auction:

Name Age Base Price Bought for Bought by Player details India team caps (T20Is)
Karn Sharma 29 30 lakh INR 3.2 crore INR Mumbai Indians All-rounder 1
T Natarajan 25 10 lakh INR 3 crore INR Kings XI Punjab Bowler None
Mohammed Siraj 22 20 lakh INR 2.6 crore INR Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowler None
Krishnappa Gowtham 28 10 lakh INR 2 crore INR Mumbai Indians Bowler None
Aniket Choudhary 27 10 lakh INR 2 crore INR Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowler None
Pawan Negi 24 30 lakh INR 1 crore INR Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounder 1
M Ashwin 26 10 lakh INR 1 crore INR Delhi Daredevils Bowler None