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Ben Stokes reveals what he did with whopping Rs 14.5 crore he bagged at IPL 2017 auction

Ben Stokes reveals what he did with whopping Rs 14.5 crore he bagged at IPL 2017 auction

Having made headlines with his blitzkrieg knocks in IPL 2017, Stokes will be one of the hottest properties at the auction next year where all player will be up for grabs.

WATCH: Ben Stokes' sensational fielding effort at boundary during RPS vs RCB match in IPL 2017

WATCH: Ben Stokes' sensational fielding effort at boundary during RPS vs RCB match in IPL 2017

It was a commendable effort from Ben Stokes, who saved vital five runs for his team by throwing the ball inside the ropes just in time as he lost the balance and fell on the other side of the boundary.

My heart still lies with Delhi Daredevils, would like to finish my IPL career playing for them: Gautam Gambhir

My heart still lies with Delhi Daredevils, would like to finish my IPL career playing for them: Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir played for Delhi Daredevils in the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2017: Ishant Sharma roped in by King XI Punjab one day before start of season 10

IPL 2017: Ishant Sharma roped in by King XI Punjab one day before start of season 10

His name came up twice in the auction but none of the eight franchises picked him, mainly due to his high base price.

Mohammed Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket after missing out on IPL contract

Mohammed Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket after missing out on IPL contract

Azhar also concurred with former captain Sourav Ganguly's views that current captain Virat Kolhi's on-field display of emotions affected his batting in the just-concluded Test series against Australia.

IPL 2017: 'Box-office' Ben Stokes deserves every penny of Rs 14.5 crore, says Ian Botham

IPL 2017: 'Box-office' Ben Stokes deserves every penny of Rs 14.5 crore, says Ian Botham

Stokes set a record for an overseas player in the cash-rich Twenty20 competition when Rising Pune Supergiants shelled out for him at last week`s auction.

IPL 2017 Auction: Mistaken identity, irresponsible reporting cost Harpreet Singh lucrative deal

IPL 2017 Auction: Mistaken identity, irresponsible reporting cost Harpreet Singh lucrative deal

Harpreet, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, remained unsold even though he was one of the most consistent cricketers in domestic circles.

Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli faced uncapped Aniket Chaudhary in nets to get hold of Mitchell Starc

Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli faced uncapped Aniket Chaudhary in nets to get hold of Mitchell Starc

Choudhary is not yet an established name, but the left-arm pacer sure possesses a skill-set similar to that of the Aussie bowler.

WATCH: Has IPL discard Ben Dunk just played the cleverest cricket shot ever?

WATCH: Has IPL discard Ben Dunk just played the cleverest cricket shot ever?

Regarded as one of the cleanest strikers around, the Big Bash League star was hoping to get a deal in the cash-rich IPL.

IPL 2017 auction: After being snubbed, Irfan Pathan pens down feelings in emotional letter for fans

IPL 2017 auction: After being snubbed, Irfan Pathan pens down feelings in emotional letter for fans

In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Irfan picked up five wickets in four games at an average of 17.6 and an economy rate of 6.28.  

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

While franchise owners dug deep into their pockets for Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills at IPL 2017 auction, the likes of Imran Tahir, Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan failed to attract any bids.

IPL 10 Auction: Mohd Siraz Journey: Mohammed Siraz's rags to riches story will leave you teary-eyed

IPL 10 Auction: Mohd Siraz Journey: Mohammed Siraz's rags to riches story will leave you teary-eyed

Today, I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over game. My uncle was so happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize : Siraz

Indian Premier League 10: Mohammad Azharuddin calls MS Dhoni's sacking as RPS captain a 'third-rate decision'

Indian Premier League 10: Mohammad Azharuddin calls MS Dhoni's sacking as RPS captain a 'third-rate decision'

Steve Smith, the Australian captain was soon announced his replacement for the 10th season of Indian Premier League.

IPL Auction: Here's why Preity Zinta couldn't make it to the bidding war this year

IPL Auction: Here's why Preity Zinta couldn't make it to the bidding war this year

The co-owner of Kings XI Punjab was keeping a close eye at the auction and welcomed the newly signed players with her tweets throughout the day

10th edition of Indian Premier League will be better than other editions, says Rajeev Shukla

10th edition of Indian Premier League will be better than other editions, says Rajeev Shukla

 England's Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills got a whopping Rs 14.5 crore and Rs 12 crore deal from Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore 

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

Among the unsold players, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Imran Tahir were three names, who did not find a single buyer, despite having plenty of experience at all levels.

#IPL2017auction: Ben Stokes hogs limelight, goes to Rising Pune Supergiants for massive Rs 14.5 crore

#IPL2017auction: Ben Stokes hogs limelight, goes to Rising Pune Supergiants for massive Rs 14.5 crore

The RPS franchise took to Twitter to share their excitement after sealing Ben Stokes in a tough bidding war.

MS Dhoni removed as RPS captain: Twitter goes berserk after Steve Smith replaces Mahi

MS Dhoni removed as RPS captain: Twitter goes berserk after Steve Smith replaces Mahi

Under 35-year-old Dhoni`s captaincy, the Pune team finished second last in their debut IPL season in 2016, winning only five games and losing nine.

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 Indian players to watch out for

IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 Indian players to watch out for

Ahead of the 2017 IPL season, 352 players which include 227 Indian and 125 overseas players will go under hammer for auction in Bengaluru.

#IPL2017Auction: Top 5 players up for grabs ahead of 10th edition of Indian Premier League

#IPL2017Auction: Top 5 players up for grabs ahead of 10th edition of Indian Premier League

The IPL 10 auction starts on February 20 with as many as 352 players available to be picked.