Indian spinner Murali Kartik will be playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League after Pune Warriors released him from their squad on Friday.
Left-arm spinner Kartik has earlier played for Kolkata Knight Riders before being picked by Pune Warriors during the fourth edition of the cash-rich league.
His economy rate is close to seven and has taken 93 wickets in 127 Twenty20 matches. He has played eight Tests and 37 ODIs for India.
According to IPL sources, Kartik was sold to RCB at his previous base price of USD 400,000.