Well, as they say ‘IPL is half-won at the auctions’. The owners of the teams put many efforts to buy the top and the most talented players of the game and they are ready to buy the players at any cost.
However, the expensive buys at the auctions have comparatively more pressure than on the cheap buys of the teams. The price at which they are bought has it’s own impacts on the performance of the players.
But this time, if you have noticed the star players, who are giving one after another hit performances were not bought for any whopping amount but instead were bought at cheap prices, and that too after a lot of bargaining.
Here we bring you a list of those players who were bought at very less price and are giving thrilling performances in the ongoing season of the league, have a look:
- Chris Gayle:
We all remember how Chris Gayle was not retained by his former team, Royal Challengers Bangalore in this season of Indian Premier League. No team was ready to buy him, however, he was bought at the base price on the second day of the auctions by Kings XI Punjab. He gave many destructive performances in the beginning of the leagues and contributed a lot to the success of the team.
2. Parthiv Patel:
Parthiv Patel has been associated with IPL since the inception. He has previously played for almost every team including Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was bought for 1.7 crores by Royal Challengers Bangalore and in a few matches that he has played, he has given thrilling performances.
3. Mayank Markhande :
The 20-year-old batsmen, Mayank Markhande made his IPL debut with this season of IPL and what a thrilling debut he made. He has given many impressive performances for his team Mumbai Indians. However, he went unsold in the first round of the auction but was bought by Mumbai Indians in the second round of the auctions.
4. Tim Southee:
Tim Southee was bought at the base price of Rs.1 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore, however, he went unsold in the first round of the auctions but was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second rounds of the auctions. From playing crucial knocks to taking many wickets, Tim Southee has came as a blessing in disguise for RCB.
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