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I guess every Indian has watched the IPL once in his/her lifetime. IPL has actually become a season in India. People wait to witness the mega event each year. Everyone knows that the players are auctioned every year. Right?
This article will tell you about 11 such players who were highly overpaid but were not able to perform as per their price tags! Believe me; Most of these names must be familiar to you.
Delhi Daredevils have been consistent at the points table. They have never let anyone take the bottom spot. They bought Dinesh Karthik in the 2014 IPL by making the second highest bid for him that year. Dinesh failed to perform as he could only manage to score runs at an average of 23.
Flintoff was Bought by the Chennai Super Kings during the 2009 IPL auctions for a whopping 1.55 million dollars. The team bought the well-known all-rounder as he was quite successful in both the other formats of the game. But, Andrew could only play 3 matches till date as he has a major injury in his ankle.
Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive player in the IPL History. He was bought at 2.33 Million dollars by RCB in 2014. The next year, RCB did not retain him and Delhi Daredevil bought him for a whopping 2.67 million dollars. He was not able to perform well for both the teams in the two seasons.
Daniel Christian was bought by Deccan chargers for 900,000 dollars in 2011. Everyone expected him to perform well, but he was a big disappointment for the team. He could only manage to score 335 runs in the 19 matches he played.
Rajasthan Royals bought Tyron Henderson for a huge sum of 650,000 dollars which was even more than their captain, Shane Warne. He played only 2 games for the team and took 1 wicket. He scored 13 runs for the team in the 2 games he played.
Yusuf played did really well for Rajasthan Royals until he was bought by KKR in 2011. Kolkata Knight Riders Bought the man for 2.1 million dollars. He has played some crucial innings for Kolkata too, but he can never be relied upon by the team.
Irfan Pathan was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 1.9 million dollars In 2011. He is quite good in the shorter format but he is not worth all this money.
Saurabh Tiwary is capable of hitting the ball out of the park. That's the reason; RCB bought the man for 1.6 Million Dollars in 2011. It seems like Saurabh is not quite able to do the trick for RCB.
Delhi Daredevils became the first team to use their right-to-match card for kevin in 2014. Reportedly, the team spent around 1.55 million dollars to get back Kevin. However, Kevin was not able to play like he used too!
Chennai Super Kings spent 2 million dollars in order to retain Jaddu in 2012 IPL Auctions. No doubt in the fact that he performed well that year, but Chennai could have got Jadeja in a much lower price.
Robin was bought by Pune warriors India in IPL 3 for 2.1 million dollars! Although he played well, but expectations from him were too high. Pune Warriors India were never able to take off!