Sports desk. For the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, a total of 298 players were to be auctioned this time. But only 57 of these were sold. By the way, many records were also made in this auction. Among them, South African all-rounder Chris Maurice won the league’s most expensive player, blasting all records in the 13-year history of the IPL. On the other hand, for the first time four players were bought beyond 14 crores. Also, the head of an Indian cricketer was punished for being the most expensive uncapped player. It is being talked about Krishnappa Gautam, who was joined by Chennai Super Kings.
The four players who were bought for more than Rs 14 crore for the 14th season of IPL included Chris Maurice, New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, Australian all-rounder Gleen Maxwell and Australian fast bowler Zaye Richardson. Rajasthan Royals joined Chris Maurice for Rs 16.25 crore. Kyle Jamieson was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore. Maxwell also went to RCB, which was acquired for Rs 14.25 crore. At the same time, Punjab Kings were named to Jhay Richardson for 14 crores rupees.
Not easy to meet performance scale
This is the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League when four players were bought at auction for an amount of 14 crores or more. Although the players who bought in large sums have also been successful in performance, this is not possible every time. A living example of this has been Pat Cummins sold for 15.5 million last season and Maxwell sold for 10.75 crore. While Maxwell was able to score just 108 runs after playing 13 matches for Punjab Kings last season, Cummins too could not meet the expectations while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders.