IPL has a huge fanbase not just in India but other countries as well. The season of IPL is considered a festive season in India, and the emotions of the people attached to the game, players, and teams are just unbelievable. The match of IPL starts long before the players get into the ground. Yes, you are right, I am talking about the IPL AUCTIO. There have been cases in the past where some franchisees went insane to use a gamer’s services. Let’s take a look at some cases top like this.
1. Chris Morris
The South-African all-rounder was bought for a whopping 16.25 crores by Rajasthan Royals in the auctions of 2021 IPL making him the most expensive buy in the league’s history. With his death bowling and hard-hitting abilities, he can quickly come into any T20 side.
2. Yuvraj Singh
One of the biggest match-winners in LOIs, Yuvraj Singh, was bought for a record 16 crores by Delhi Daredevils (known as Delhi Capitals). Unfortunately, the all-rounder couldn’t do justice to his price tag, making just 248 runs at a strike rate of less than 120 and picking up a solitary wicket.
3. Pat Cummins
The current no.One bowler in test cricket, Pat Cummins, was picked by KKR for a hefty amount of 15.5 crores ahead of the 2020 IPL. He had a decent season picking up 12 wickets and making some handy contributions with the bat.
4. Kyle Jamieson
The lanky New-Zealand pacer made headlines at the IPL 2020 after being bought by RCB for 15 crores after some fierce bidding. He has underperformed till now, picking up just nine wickets at an economy of 9.51.
5. Ben Stokes
One of the best all-rounder in the world right now, Ben Stokes, was bought for a whopping 14.5 crores by RPS in 2017. He lived up to the expectations and had a dream IPL, where he scored 316 runs at an average of 31 and picked up 12 wickets.
6. Glenn Maxwell
The Australian all-rounder; popularly known as “The Big Show” was bought by RCB for a huge sum of 14.25 crores ahead of the 2021 IPL. He has set the stage on fire, making five fifties in just 11 innings. With the tournament yet to complete, let’s see if Maxwell can help his team win the much-awaited trophy for the first time.
7. Jhye Richardson
The day of the IPL 2021 auction was cherished by the young pacemaker after the Punjab Kings picked him up for 14 million rupees. However, the decision seems to have gone wrong as he made little impact in the first phase before opting-out from the second one.
8. Yuvraj Singh
In the 2014 auctions, RCB invested a massive amount of money in Yuvraj Singh as they bought the star player for 14 crores. The season turned out to be his best season in IPL as he scored 376 runs at a strike rate of 135.
9. Dinesh Karthik
Delhi Daredevils bought the wicketkeeper batsman in 2014 for a hefty price of 12.5 crores, but the wicket-keeper batsman had an under-par season, scoring just 325 runs at an average of 23.
10. Ben Stokes
After an outstanding season at RPS, the Englishman was bought back by the returning Rajasthan Royals for an impressive Rs 12.5 million in 2018. However, he couldn’t replicate his performances in 2018, making just 196 runs at a meager average of 16 and picking up eight wickets.