English cricketer Ben Stokes broke Indian Twitter on Monday. Here’s why.

English cricketer Ben Stokes broke Indian Twitter on Monday. Here’s why.

English cricketer Ben Stokes broke Indian Twitter on Monday. The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were held in Bangalore on Monday. For the uninitiated, IPL is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in India in April-May and draws players from across the globe in a month-long extravaganza. Besides ensuring that #IPLAuction topped worldwide trends for the better part of the day, Indian cricket fans couldn't stop talking about English cricketer Ben Stokes, who fetched an astronomical sum of Rs. Jokes, memes, GIFs and comments galore. #IPLAuction Hey England, we've given you 14.5 cr for Stokes, 12 cr for Mills, and 4.2 cr for Woakes. Now at least give back the Kohinoor. — Fandromeda (@PlayFandromeda) February 20, 2017 With 14.5 crores in the bag Ben Stokes can start a PSL of his own #IPLAuction #IPL — Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) February 20, 2017 There was some general amusement over IPL's riches as well. And a few barbs at some selections made by the franchises. Surely when it's cricket, India can never have enough!

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were held in Bangalore on Monday. For the uninitiated, IPL is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in India in April-May and draws players from across the globe in a month-long extravaganza.

This is its tenth year and the English Premier League replica is now one of the richest and buzziest sporting events of the world.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter couldn’t hold its own while the auctions happened.

Besides ensuring that #IPLAuction topped worldwide trends for the better part of the day,…

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