The 13th edition of IPL is knocking at the door. The brand new season is about to start in 2020 and had came a long way since its first inception back in 2008. When the concept of this world’s richest league had been unfolded, there was lots of doubt surrounded by this league. But the league beat all the doubts and ever since this is the richest and successful cricket league around the world.
Since the kick off of this league, IPL has changed the global cricketing world scenario and became a platform for new cricketer’s to show their talent to world. Player auction before each season has gained tremendous attention from cricket fans. It became the producer of many exciting moments, where some local players sold in an insane amount of money, while some big names remained unsold. As we are very closer to the player auction of IPL 2020, we would like to take you to the 2008 when the first ever IPL auction held on two separate days in Mumbai.
The Icon player concept was first introduced for the brand new league and co-incidentally for the last time in IPL history. The icon player concept developed to draw attention of the brand new league back in 2008. This list was comprised with most prominent player of that time joined the franchises that represented their home city. Icon players earned 15% more wages than most expensive player of the team and 5 teams signed icon players.
Chennai Super Kings
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
MS Dhoni (C), Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore, Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Dinesh Karthik (C), Andre Russell, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)
Kane Williamson (C), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad, Parthiv Patel
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
K L Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat
One name we must admit at this point. He is world’s number one batsman. Yes, you guess it right. It is one and only Virat Kholi. India won U19 world cup championship under the captaincy of Virat back in 2008. Virat was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then Virat is playing for RCB and became the captain of RCB later on.