IPL Auction 2013: Clarke, Ponting sold for base price

The third marquee player South African all-rounder Johan Botha, who went to Rajasthan last year for $950,000, was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $450,000 after an aggressive bidding-match with Pune. Botha had a base price of $300,000.

updated: February 03, 2013 13:40 IST
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Chennai: Contrary to expectations, Australia captain Michael Clarke and the legendary Ricky Ponting could secure only their base price of $400,000 each when picked up by Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians, respectively, in the players' auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.

Ponting, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural season of the IPL, was the first player to go under the hammer.

None of the teams showed interest in him and he was put in the unsold category by auctioneer Richard Madley. But Mumbai Indians made a late bid for the former Australian captain and Madley allowed the bid as none showed interest in the 38-year-old cricketer, who retired from international cricket last year.

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