IPL 2021 Auction: Krishnappa Gowtham was sold to Chennai Super Kings.© BCCI/IPL

Krishnappa Gowtham, the Karnataka all-rounder, was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping Rs. 9.25 crore at the IPL 2021 auction. He became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in IPL history, news agency ANI reported. Gowtham, a right-handed lower order batsman and an off spinner, had come into the auction at a base price of Rs. 20 lakh. Gowtham made name for himself in the 2018 season with his six-hitting in the death overs. Overall in the IPL, he has 186 runs from 24 matches but 15 of those games came in 2018 where he smashed 126 runs at a strike rate of 196.87.

Previosuly, Gowtham played for Rajasthan Royals in 2018 and 2019 before he was picked by Punjab Kings ahead of the 2020 season.

The 32-year-old has played 62 T20s in his career and has scored 594 runs at a strike rate of 159.24.

(With inputs from ANI)


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