From 5 sixes in an over, Shivam Dube goes for 5 crores in IPL auction

The all-rounder will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

All-rounder Shivam Dube hit the jackpot at the auction in Jaipur on Tuesday when he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping five crores to play in the Indian Premier League next year, a day after he fit five sixes in an over for the second time in his career.

The 25-year-old, who starred in the inaugural T20 Mumbai league for Shivaji Park Lions, was drafted in the IPL auction for ₹20 lakhs with the winning bid making him the second-biggest mover of the day in terms of percentage rise in purchase, gaining 25 times from his base price.

He was the joint-fifth most expensive purchase of the evening after he entertained bids from Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians following which RCB got the final say.

Dube shot to fame in the T20 Mumbai league earlier this year where his all-round display earned him the Man of the Tournament tag. It was here when he smashed Pravin Tambe for five sixes in an over at the Wankhede Stadium, a feat he repeated in a Ranji Trophy match at the same venue against Baroda's Swapnil Singh a day before the auction.

Dube wasn't the only T20 Mumbai player to be selected to play in the IPL though.

Triumph Knights Mumbai North East's Shashank Singh fetched ₹30 lakhs while Shubham Ranjane of ARCS Andheri got ₹20 lakhs from Rajasthan Royals to play for their team. Both entered the auction at a base price of ₹20 lakhs each.

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