Pat Cummins made history in the Indian Premier League auction on Thursday by becoming the most expensive overseas player after he went to Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping $2.17 million.
Cummins overtook Ben Stokes' record for the costliest foreign pick in the league since the latter fetched approximately $2.16 million in 2017.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for the right-arm paceman, who made his IPL debut back in 2014 donning the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey.
KKR also roped in England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan for $734,265 while 48-year-old Indian spinner Pravin Tambe was the oldest buy at the auction.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell was another foreign player who made it big as he attracted a price of $1.51 million for moving to Kings XI Punjab.
Although Maxwell has been undergoing a slump in form resulting in his axing from Australia's ODI set-up, he continues to garner huge bids for his explosive six-hitting abilities.
Other notable overseas buys were Chris Morris ($1.14m) to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sheldon Cottrell ($1.19m) to KXIP, Nathan Coulter-Nile ($1.12m) to defending champions Mumbai Indians and Shimron Hetmyer ($1.08m) to Delhi Capitals.
Veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla acquired the most lucrative deal ($949,100) among Indian players as he went to Chennai Super Kings.
The complete list of the squads is as follows:
Retained players: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, N Jagadeesan, M Vijay, Rituraj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif
Players bought: Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore
Retained players: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan
Players bought: Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Lalit Yadav
Retained Players: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, K. Gowtham, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande
Players bought: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon
Retained Players: Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier
Players bought: Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aditya Tare (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan
Players bought: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh
Retained Players: Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron
Players bought: Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Aakash Singh, Anirudha Joshi
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Players bought: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Dale Steyn, Kane Richardson, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande
Players Retained: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Billy Stanlake
Players bought: Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Fabian Allen, Sandeep Bavanaka, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav