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6 players who would be missed by their IPL franchises and fans

Gavish Soni
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Gayle was not retained by RCB

IPL has become one of the most prominent leagues in the world. Every year talents from around the world come to India to showcase their talent at this platform, few of them became overnight sensations.

These players are then given chances at the national stage to prove their mettle. There are some players who play a vital role not only in the victory of the team but also in its representation.

They are the players who become pivotal for their team and they play in such a way that they are cherished by their franchises and their absence makes their fans very anxious.

These players, with their performances, create a faith in everyone that they are going to lead the team to the title.

These players develop a close bond with the franchise and become the apple of their fans' eyes. This bond is special and connects the player and the fans emotionally.

But there are times when under various circumstances these players are not brought back by their franchises.

This episode becomes a shock for the fans and they miss these players. Here are six players which were not retained by the parent franchise and they were traded to the other team.

#6 Karun Nair

Australia A v India A
Nair had a special connection with Rajasthan Royals

Karun Nair was bought by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2014 season. That year he scored 330 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 142.24.


A technically sound player, Nair was backed by Rahul Dravid. He was one of the most trusted players in Dravid's squad.

When Rajasthan was banned for two years from IPL, Dravid moved to Delhi Daredevils and brought Nair also with him. Nair had a special connection with the Rajasthan Royals.

So, when the ban was lifted, Rajasthan tried hard to get him back in their squad. But his price skyrocketed in the auction and now Rajasthan could not afford him, so he went to KXIP.

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