Medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat became a millionaire once again with a Rs 8.4 crore bid from Rajasthan Royals but the spotlight was firmly on Chakravarthy, the 27-year-old mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu who gave up a career as freelance architect to pursue cricket.
Teams like Kings XI Punjab Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to have a good buy as they have released a lot of players from the 2018 season. Inaugural IPL champions RR spent big on bagging other quicks in Varun Aaron (Rs 2.4 crore) and Oshane Thomas (Rs 1.10 crore). He once fetched a record Rs 16 crore deal in the IPL.
He entered into the auction with a base price of Rs one crore and could still find a buyer later in the auction if he is among the unsold players brought back into the pool by the franchises.
Yuvraj Singh was in danger of being unsold before Mumbai Indians picked him at his base price. Patel matched West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite's price, who went to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore.
While Mohit returned to Chennai Super Kings after the defending champion lost out in the race for Unadkat, the left-arm pacer was roped in by Mumbai Indians as a possible replacement for Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman.
Furthermore, Kings XI Punjab has taken the services of Nicholas Pooran who is expected to take the wicketkeeping duties for the Punjab side. Brendon McCullum also remained unsold.
But the big story coming out of the auction was that of two uncapped Indian players - Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Dube, both of whom had a base price of Rs 20 lakh and no previous IPL experience.
India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals.