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5 most worthless expensive signings in IPL history

Sachin Arora
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Australia v Pakistan - 4th ODI
Australia v Pakistan - 4th ODI

The Indian Premier League has provided a lot of players with a platform to showcase their talent and in return, they are paid with a hefty amount. But sometimes, the auction turns out to be just a gamble as the franchise owners make their purchases just after looking at the name of the player or the hype that some players create and not the recent form. This turns out to be a major loss for the franchise in the season.

Here are five major instances in the history of the Indian Premier League where the franchises spent a lot of money but didn't get the desired outcome as they failed to fulfil the requirements of the team or the big boots in which they came to the side.


#5 Mohammad Asif | $650,000 | Delhi Daredevils (2008)

This was the only edition of the IPL where Pakistani players were allowed to play and Mohammad Asif is one those few Pakistani players who were lucky and got an opportunity to play in this million dollar league.

But, Asif didn't take the full advantage of this as he just took eight wickets in the eight matches that he played. In those eight games, he bowled 32 overs at an economy rate of over 9.

#4 Mashrafe Mortaza | $600,000 | Kolkata Knight Riders (2009)

ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights - England v Bangladesh
ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights - England v Bangladesh

Many people are not even aware of the fact that former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza was a part of the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders during the 2009 season.

Mortaza failed terribly with both bat and ball and ended up playing just a solitary match in the entire season. In that match, he scored two runs with the bat and while bowling, he conceded 58 runs in his quota of four overs.

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