The 34-year-old Watson, who marked his return to form with a blazing century against India in the last T20, triggered an intense bidding war among three franchises before Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) clinched the deal with the highest package so far.
     
Watson thus became the first million dollar buy of the auction with his package translating into USD 1.39 million.

He was joined by Yuvraj Singh (Rs 7 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad) soon after even though today's bid was far less than the Rs 16 crore he had garnered in the last auction.
     
The duo were the big hits of the morning session which started with the auctioning for the 12 marquee  players.

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Also walking away with a package of Rs 7 crore was South Africa's big-hitting all-rounder Chris Morris, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils.

However, the show-stealer of the day came in the post-lunch session in the 23-year-old Negi, who had created a flutter with his selection for the Twenty20 World Cup next month.
     
The youngster, who has  played for Chennai Super Kings, had a bonanza awaiting him just a day after being selected for the Indian team. No uncapped player has clinched the mammoth deal that he managed to get after an intense bidding war, which was won by Delhi Daredevils.

 

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