THE meteoric rise to international fame continues for Keighley-born Yorkshire superstar Harry Brook.

Brook, who grew up in Burley-in-Wharfedale, was the subject of a bidding war in the annual Indian Premier League auction this morning.

Eventually, he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for approximately £1.3m, an eye-popping sum.

That makes Brook the most expensive specialist batter ever sold at a mini-auction.

It continues the good news for the 23-year-old, who was named Player of the Series for his three centuries and 478 runs in the 3-0 Test rout of Pakistan earlier this month.

Brook has also just earned his maiden call-up to England's One-Day International squad, for when they visit South Africa next month.

And he will also be part of the Test tour of New Zealand in February, alongside his Yorkshire colleague Joe Root.

The young batsman's England team-mates were in demand at the IPL auction too.

Sam Curran became the IPL's most expensive player of all time when he was sold to Punjab Kings for around £1.85m.

Meanwhile, T20 World Cup winner and England Test captain Ben Stokes went to Chennai Super Kings for about £1.6m.

Bradford native Adil Rashid, who has frequently gone unsold despite his reputation as one of the world's leading leg-spinners, will join Brook in Hyderabad after earning a £200,000 deal.

Their Yorkshire team-mate Joe Root initially went unsold at his base price of £100,000, but he has since been picked up Rajasthan Royals, meaning he is set to play in the IPL for the first time.