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Star performers of U-19 team get big break in IPL auction

Raj Bawa (Photo: BCCI)

The star performers in India's Under-19 World Cup winning team were both picked up for a big fee on the second day of the IPL auction today.

While all-rounder Raj Bawa was hired for Rs 2 crore by Punjab Kings, Rajvardhan Hangargekar got Rs 1.5 crore to play for the Chennai Super Kings.

Yash Dhull, the captain of the U-19 team, joined the Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 lakh.

Ishan Kishan has emerged as the most expensive buy in the auction, having been paid a massive Rs 15.25 crore. He also became the second-most expensive Indian player, next only to Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 crore).  Kishan has shot past fiery pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 crore).

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