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IPL 2018: 4 big money signings who are worth every penny of their price

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49.62K   //    23 Apr 2018, 19:39 IST

The Indian Premier League (IPL) always comes down as a lottery for many cricketers, and those who manage to win it regard themselves as the luckiest. But with great money comes greater responsibilities and it is often more difficult to perform with an inflated price tag hovering around a player's mind.

Hence, we have witnessed many million dollar babies turning out to be big flops in the IPL. But on the flip side, we have seen players justifying every penny that they get as well. Here is a list of 4 big money signings who have proved their owners right by giving awe-inspiring performances.


#4 Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Dinesh Karthik has performed well both as a skipper and a batsman
Dinesh Karthik has performed well both as a skipper and a batsman

The pressure was double in case of Dinesh Karthik, as he not only had to perform with the bat but also had to step into the enormously successful shoes of former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir. With a price tag of INR 7.4 crores, Karthik took control of KKR's ship during a time of turbulence.

He has done an exceptional job with the bat and his captaincy did not have many loopholes either. Karthik has scored 194 runs in 6 games at a marvellous average of nearly 50. His strike rate has been over 135 and under his captaincy, KKR have won three out of their six games. Though he might need to improve a bit on the leadership front, Karthik has been able to rationalize his price tag.


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