Watch Rishank Devadiga speak exclusively to Firstpost's Avinash Ramachandran after crazy first day of Pro Kabaddi Auctions
Highlights, Pro Kabaddi League Auction 2018: Monu Goyat most expensive player ever; Rahul Chaudhari goes for 1.29 crore
Catch all the Live updates from Pro Kabaddi League Auctions 2018 as big stars like Anup Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Tomar go under the hammer.
MONU GOYAT SOLD TO HARYANA STEELERS FOR 1.51 crore
Exhilarating stuff! Monu Goyat smashes the record right away and is SOLD for a mammoth price of Rs 1.51 Crore!
DONE AND DUSTED!
Rahul Chaudhari stays with Telugu Titans!
Titans match Dabang Delhi's bid of Rs 1.29 crore using FBM to keep their superstar!
Rishank Devadiga retained by UP Yoddha for Rs 1.11 crore!
Phew! What a fight! UP Yoddha have the last laugh as they retain Rishank Devadiga using Final Bid Match to steal the young raider from Dabang Delhi who had the highest bid
Anup Kumar is SOLD to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 30 Lakh
U Mumba refuse the option to match the bid for Anup Kumar and he will play for Jaipur Pink Panthers next season. What a start to the raiders auction
Deepak Niwas Hooda SOLD to Jaipur Pink Panthers for 1.15 Crore
What a battle! Deepak Hooda is the most expensive player in PKL history. Jaipur Pink Panthers who entered the race late on near the 100-mark get their man as Puneri Paltan refuse to exercise their Final Bid Match card
Here is the list of players to be auctioned now:
Deepak Niwas Hooda
Abozar Mohajermighani (Iran) is the first player to be auctioned
Abozar is a right corner defender who starred for Gujarat Fortunegiants last season
List of Elite retained players
Bengal Warriors: Surjeet Singh, Maninder Singh
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar
Dabang Delhi K.C.: Meraj Sheykh
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Mahendra Rajput
Haryana Steelers: Kuldeep Singh
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal, Jaideep, Jawahar Dagar, Manish Kumar
Puneri Paltan: Sandeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, More GB, Girish Maruti Ernak
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajay Thakur, Amit Hooda, C. Arun
Telugu Titans: Nilesh Salunke, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari
Jaipur Pink Panthers: No players retained
U Mumba: No players retained
UP Yoddha: No players retained
LIVE NEWS and UPDATES
Crorepatis!#MonuGoyat ▶️ 1.51 Cr 💰💰💰💰💰💰@RaiderRahul ▶️1.29 Cr 💰💰💰💰💰@DeepakHooda5555▶️1.15 Cr 💰💰💰💰#NitinTomar▶️1.15 Cr 💰💰💰💰@RishankDevadiga ▶️1.11 Cr 💰💰💰#FazelAtrachali▶️ 1 Cr 💰💰#VivoProKabaddiAuction— FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) May 30, 2018
That ends the proceedings for the day. What a day it was. Record were made only for it to be broken within minutes. Monu Goyat becomes the most expensive player in PKL history after being sold for Rs 1.51 crore. Rahul Chaudhrai held the record for few minutes as he was bought for Rs 1.29 crore.
Nitin Tomar and Deepak Hooda shared the honours with fees of Rs 1.15 crore, while Rishank Devadiga attracted a fee of 1.11 crore.
Fazel Atrachali becomes the most expensive foreign player after being brought for 1 crore. His teammate Abozar Mohajermighani is the most expensive defender with a price of Rs 76 lakh. Surender Nada is the most expensive Indian defender with a fee of Rs 75 lakh
Preview: A total of 422 players will be going under the hammer when the two-day auctions for the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Of the total players, 58 are from 14 different nations while 87 players come from the league's Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme held in 18 cities.
Also, for the first time, the concept of "Final Bid Match" (FBM) will be introduced. As per the FBD process, the franchises will be entitled to match the final bid made by another franchise, for one or at most two players from its previous season squad.
For the upcoming edition, a total of 21 players were retained by nine teams while three teams -- U Mumba, Jaipur Pink Panthers and UP Yoddha -- decided to start from scratch without retaining any player.
While each team could retain only one member of the previous season, this time they have been allowed to keep up to four members from their previous squad. These players form the 'Elite Retained Players' category.
Each franchise will be allowed to keep a team of minimum 18 players and a maximum of 25 players, including three from the FKH programme and two to four overseas players. Each franchise will get Rs 4 crore to form their teams.
The players drafted in the auctions have been split into five categories (A, B, C, D, and New Young Players).
While players in the A, B, C, and D categories have been set a base price of Rs 20 lakh, 12 lakh, 8 lakh, and 5 lakh respectively, the New Young Players have been fixed a price of Rs 6.6 lakh.
With inputs from IANS
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