Bangladesh bowler Mashrafe Mortaza created quite a sensation as he became the costliest player from his country to be sold in the Indian Premier League players' auction in Goa on Friday.
The 25-year-old Mortaza, who has played 35 Tests and 103 ODIs, was purchased by Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders for a massive US $600,000.
Interestingly, Mortaza started with a base price of $50000, but his price tag kept climbing steadily as Kolkata faced tough competition from Kings XI Punjab before they bagged him for 12 times his starting price.
Other players who made a massive impact in the auction were South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy, who went for $950,000 against his base price of $300,000.
Little-known South African Tyron Henderson, yet to play Tests and ODIs, was snapped up by defending champions Rajasthan Royals for a mammoth $650,000 after starting with a base price of $100,000.
England's Ravi Bopara also got a good deal, purchased by Kings' XI Punjab for $450,000, three times his starting price of $150,000.