Karnataka offspin-bowling allrounder K. Gowtham was sold to Chennai Super Kings for a whopping Rs 9.25 crore. What started off as a bidding war between KKR and SRH then turned into a three-way battle when CSK made a late entry.
Gowtham was released by Punjab Kings this year. At Rs 6.2 crore, Gowtham was among the more expensive Indian picks at the previous auction.
Gowtham was recently called in as a reserve bowler for the Indian Test team for the home series against England. He featured in four Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy games for Karnataka, picking up four wickets.