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3 biggest steals in IPL history

Shreyas
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Top 5 / Top 10
5.95K   //    08 Dec 2018, 12:58 IST

#2- Shaun Marsh, Kings XI Punjab, 2008 (USD 30,000 = INR 12 Lakh approx.)

Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh won the Orange Cap in IPL 2008 and was simply phenomenal that season. He has been an extremely consistent player all these years, and has had an illustrious IPL career. He has scored 2477 runs in 69 innings averaging a brilliant 39.95 with a decent strike rate of 132.74.

Marsh has often been a lone ranger for the Kings XI Punjab, and he surprised everyone with his run scoring spree considering he was bought for just USD 30,000. He slammed 616 runs in the 2008 season averaging 68.44, and was certainly a steal at the auction.


#1 Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2008 (USD 30,000 = INR 12 Lakh approx.)

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman in the world right now, and his IPL career hasn't been bad at all. He has scored 4948 runs in 155 innings averaging 38.35 scoring at a strike rate of 130.76.

Kohli has been retained by the RCB for huge sums of money on a lot of occasions, but was initially bought by them in 2008 for the meager sum of 30,000 US dollars. He has continued to play for the side every year since then.

Kohli didn't have a great time in the first three seasons but has been extremely consistent after that. In fact, in the last three seasons, he has scored 1811 runs in 40 matches averaging an impressive 54.87 and scoring at a great strike rate of 142.26.

Kohli is certainly the biggest steal of them all.

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