Who is Sameer Rizvi & Why CSK Purchased Him For 8.40 cr.? : IPL 2024 Auction

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Youngster 'Sameer Rizvi' from Meerut gets a whopping Rs 8.40 crore, picked by CSK after intense bidding.

Vishal Singh Dec. 20, 2023

IPL Auction 2024

The 2024 IPL auction in Dubai saw numerous groundbreaking deals on Wednesday, including Australian bowler Mitchell Starc's record-breaking KKR deal for Rs 24.75 crore. Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad signed his captain Pat Cummins for Rs 20.50 crore. Despite the big-name signings, an uncapped player sparked a fierce bidding war between several franchises.

Sameer Rizwi, a 20-year-old right-hand batter from Meerut, was bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 8.4 crore in the IPL 2024 auction held in Dubai on December 19. Gujarat Titans also showed interest in Rizwi, but the bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals took his price beyond INR 7 crore. After being sold for INR 8.4 crore, Rizwi became the most expensive uncapped player in the IPL 2024 auction and joined the list of the top 10 most expensive players sold.

Who is Sameer Rizvi?

Rizvi, a former India Under-19 player, made his first-class debut in 2020 against Madhya Pradesh. Despite a good start, he became a top player in the shortest format from Uttar Pradesh. His impressive performance in the inaugural edition of the UPT20 earned him a trial at three franchises, including Punjab Kings. However, his commitment to UP in the Men's U-23 State A Trophy championship prevented him from attending the trials. As a young player, Rizvi showed promise in age-group cricket. He was appointed as the captain of UP and finished the tournament as the highest run-getter. In a one-day game against Rajasthan, he scored 91 off 65 deliveries and hit 84 in 50 balls in the tournament final against Uttarakhand, helping his team win the title.

Rizvi's journey from a struggling debutant to a promising young talent showcases his determination and hard work in cricket. His performance in the UPT20 and his dedication to the sport have earned him a well-deserved spot in the Chennai Super Kings team, where he will likely thrive under the guidance of legendary captain MS Dhoni.

List of Top 10 Most Expensive Players in IPL 2024

Player Team Base Price Final Price
Mitchell Starc (AUS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 2.00 24.75
Pat Cummins (AUS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 2.00 20.50
Daryl Mitchell (NZ) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 1.00 14.00
Harshal Patel Punjab Kings (PBKS) 2.00 11.75
Alzarri Joseph (WI) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 1.00 11.50
Spencer Johnson (AUS) Gujarat Titans (GT) 0.50 10.00
Sameer Rizvi Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 0.20 8.40
Rilee Rossouw (SA) Punjab Kings (PBKS) 2.00 8.00
Shahrukh Khan Gujarat Titans (GT) 0.40 7.40
Rovman Powell (WI) Rajasthan Royals (RR) 1.00 7.40

List of Most Expensive Uncapped Players -

  1. Sameer Rizvi - Rs 8.40 crore
  2. Shahrukh Khan - Rs 7.40 crore
  3. Kumar Kushagra - Rs 7.20 crore
  4. Shubham Dubey - Rs 5.80 crore
  5. Yash Dayal - Rs 5 crore