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IPL 2019: Akash Ambani and this mystery girl were the flavor of IPL auction; know what they have in common

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 December 2018, 12:38 IST

Indian Premier League auction held at Jaipur was everything that was trending on social media Yesterday. But apart from that a ‘mystery girl’ in the IPL auction stole everyone’s attention, and she is non other but Juhi Chawla’s daughter Janvi Chawla. Janvi Chawla is the daughter of co-owner Jay Mehta and was present in auction last year.

There was another young entrepreneur Akash Ambani, the son of Mumbai Indians owner Nita and Mukesh Ambani. Akash was present with his mother Nita and coach of Mumbai Indians Mahela Jayawardhane, mentor Zaheer Khan to take their bid in the auction. Akash has been an active participant in the auction since last year.

Yesterday in the auction there were many surprises after Brendon McCullum was unsold while uncapped Indian player Varun Chakravarthy from Tamil Nadu who played in Tamil Nadu Premier League for Madurai Panthers and was sold for 8.4 crores that 42 times higher than his base price. He was sold to Kings XI Punjab.

Another expensive buy was Jaydev Unadkat, who was also sold for 8.4 crores to Rajasthan Royals, while Mohammed Shami was sold for 4.8 crores to Kings XI Punjab.

Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Braithwaite is the most expensive players sold till now in the 2019 IPL auction being held at Jaipur, Hetmyer was purchased by Royal challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders took Braithwaite in their team. Yuvraj Singh left unsold but was later bought by Mumbai Indians for 1 crore, while Hanuma Vihari was sold for 2 crores to Delhi Capitals. The shock has come for the cricket lovers in the country after no team opted for Yuvraj who had a bad season last year.

Axar Patel who played for Kings XI Punjab last year was purchased by Delhi Capital for 5 crores this year.


First published: 19 December 2018, 12:38 IST