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6 times Mumbai Indians overspent on their players at the IPL auction

Raina Singh
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Glenn Maxwell was snapped for 1M dollars by MI at the 2013 auction
Glenn Maxwell was snapped for 1M dollars by MI at the 2013 auction

Mumbai Indians is one of the most celebrated teams in the IPL. The franchise has made a name for itself with the kind of consistent performances the team has delivered over the years. And these performances have been possible due to some smart buys at the auction. 

Mumbai Indians have been shrewd when it comes to bidding for players at the auctions. They mark their players before the auction and are always prepared to give away a big chunk out of their wallet for buying those players. While luckily for them the strategy of dishing out big bucks for the players has worked well, there have been occasions when this has backfired. 

At times, Mumbai Indians have erred in bidding on a particular player. They have also been guilty of buying players for huge amounts and then not using them at all during the tournament. Here we look at 6 times when Mumbai Indians overspent on their players at the IPL auction. 

#6 Nathu Singh - Rs 3.2 crore, 2016 auction

Nathu Singh last played IPL for Gujarat Lions in 2017
Nathu Singh last played IPL for Gujarat Lions in 2017

Nathu Singh shot to prominence on account of his raw pace. Nathu bowled consistently around 145 clicks and was under the radar of a lot of IPL teams at the 2016 auction. 

Mumbai Indians saw huge potential in Nathu Singh and spent 3.2 crore to get him on board. But misfortune struck for Mumbai Indians as Nathu Singh injured his shoulder before the IPL and was forced to warm the bench throughout the season.

While the injury was unfortunate there was a feeling that the franchise spent a little too much on Nathu. The Rajasthan seamer was picked up by Gujarat Lions next season but failed to impress. He went unsold at 2018 auction. 

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