IPL: 10 most expensive flops in the IPL history
The IPL auction marks the beginning of the IPL season every year and it has been as fascinating as the tournament itself ever since the very first season of the IPL. Over the 11 year rich history of the auction, various franchises have surprised the cricket fans with their decisions. While some franchises manage their purse well along with executing their plans, some others empty their purse to buy a particular player.
Each and every year not only the players sign multi-crore deals with the franchises but add a lot of pressure on themselves along with the added responsibilities and expectations. Although many of them live up to the expectations of the fans and the franchise owners, some fail to cope with the pressure.
Here is a list of some expensive buys over the seasons who failed to deliver for their respective teams:
#10 Jacques Kallis (Rs 5.5 crore to KKR in 2014)
In the IPL auction 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders secured the services of one of the finest all-rounders in the world for Rs 5.5 crore. The team had released Kallis ahead of the auction but retained him using Right to Match card. Kallis who had an above average season playing for the same team in 2013, failed for KKR this time.
In the season Kallis played just 8 matches before he was dropped from the squad. He scored 151 runs in the 8 innings at an average of 25.16. Kallis scored just one fifty in the season which means he scored less than 100 runs in the other 7 innings. His performance with the ball was below par too as he took just 4 wickets at an economy of 8.45