IPL 2024 Auction: Gujarat Titans Obtains Spencer Johnson For A Huge Sum Of ₹10 crore
By CricShots - Dec 19, 2023 8:07 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 mini-auction fever has hit Dubai! Watch as teams like Gujarat Titans (GT) sculpt their final rosters in this thrilling bidding war. Will they find the missing pieces to lift the trophy? Buckle up for GT’s strategic moves in the auction arena!

Gujarat Titans (GT)

Before Auction

Retained Players: David Miller, Shubman Gill (c), Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma

Available Purse: ₹38.15 crores

During Auction

#1 Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai
Azmatullah Omarzai

Base price reached, base price secured! Gujarat Titans, quick as a flash, nab Afghan youngster Azmatullah Omarzai for just ₹50 lakh. No fuss, no drama, just a one-bid wonder!

#2 Umesh Yadav – ₹5.80 Crore

umesh yadav
Umesh Yadav

Seasoned speedster Umesh Yadav kicked off the Indian contingent at the auction, his base price set at ₹2 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad swiftly raised the paddle, but Gujarat Titans, likely swayed by Nehra’s desire for a Yadav-Shami reunion, jumped in. The bidding climbed steadily, reaching ₹5.2 crore with Delhi Capitals joining the fray. Ultimately, Gujarat Titans secured Yadav for ₹5.8 crore, bolstering their pace attack with the experienced Indian bowler.

#3 Shahrukh Khan – ₹7.40 crore

shahrukh khan
Shahrukh Khan

Former Punjab Kings player Shahrukh Khan (base price ₹40 lakh) saw his old team ignite the bidding first, quickly joined by Gujarat Titans. SRK’s star power shone bright as his value shot past ₹1 crore, then a dizzying ₹5 crore! Gujarat, determined to add the hard-hitting batsman to their ranks, matched every Punjab counterpunch. Finally, after a thrilling duel, Gujarat Titans secured Khan for a princely ₹7.40 crore.

#4 Sushant Mishra – ₹2.20 Crore

Sushant Mishra
Sushant Mishra

Bidding frenzy for Sushant Mishra! MI opened the innings, but Gujarat Titans quickly countered. The paceman’s value soared past ₹2 crore, and ultimately, Titans snatched him for ₹2.20 crore!

#5 Kartik Tyagi – ₹60 lakh

kartik tyagi
Kartik Tyagi

Young Kartik Tyagi (base price ₹20 lakh) took center stage, igniting a bidding duel between KKR and LSG. The price climbed steadily, fueled by Gujarat Titans’ late entry at ₹50 lakh. KKR remained persistent, but Gujarat’s final bid of ₹60 lakh secured the promising pacer, adding another young gun to their arsenal!

#6 Manav Suthar – ₹20 Lakh

Manav Suthar
Manav Suthar

Manav Suthar (₹20 lakh) waits briefly before Gujarat Titans raise the paddle, snapping up the youngster without a bidding fight. Straight and swift, Gujarat adds another piece to their puzzle.

#7 Spencer Johnson – ₹10 crore

Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson

The burly Spencer Johnson (base price ₹50 lakh) caused a stir! Gujarat Titans raised the first paddle, but KKR quickly matched their offer. Sensing opportunity, Delhi Capitals jumped in, leading KKR to retreat. The bidding intensified, pushing Johnson past ₹4 crore and then a staggering ₹7 crore! In a nail-biting finish, Gujarat Titans held firm, finally securing the coveted all-rounder for a princely ₹10 crore.

#7 Robin Minz – ₹3.60 crore

Chennai Super Kings initiated the bidding for Robin Minz at ₹20 Lakh in the IPL 2024 Auction, sparking competition with Mumbai Indians. As the arch-rivals intensified the race, CSK withdrew due to budget constraints. Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the fray, leading to a fierce bidding war. Ultimately, Gujarat Titans secured Robin Minz for ₹3.60 crore.