3. Adam Milne - Mumbai Indians
Very few fans might be aware that Adam Milne had been a part of the Mumbai Indians before they re-bought him in IPL 2021 auction. The franchise had signed the Kiwi pacer as Pat Cummins's replacement in IPL 2018.
Unfortunately, Milne did not get a single game that season.
In IPL 2019, he suffered an injury, forcing MI to rope in Alzarri Joseph as his injury replacement.
Milne has played five IPL matches in his career. All his appearances came for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 and 2017.
Milne has four IPL wickets to his name, and has an economy rate of 9.83.
2. Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan was an integral part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad from 2011 to 2017. He won two IPL titles with the Knight Riders during that stint.
However, the Kolkata-based franchise decided against retaining the Bangladesh all-rounder ahead IPL 2018.
Subsequently, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Shakib at the 2018 mega-auction and retained him for the 2019 season as well.
Shakib missed IPL 2020 because of his one-year suspension. But this year, he will make a comeback to the league with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Punjab Kings were also interested in Shakib's services. However, the Knight Riders outbid them to secure his services at ₹3.20 crore.
For the record, Shakib Al Hasan played 43 IPL games for Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring 498 runs and picking up 43 wickets.
1. Chris Morris
Rajasthan Royals broke the bank to secure Chris Morris' services at IPL 2021 Auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had released Morris from his ₹10 crore deal with an aim of getting him back at a lower price. They even bid for the South African all-rounder till the ₹9.75 crore mark this time.
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings ultimately outbid the Royal Challengers and faced off to sign Morris. The Royals prevailed in the end with a record ₹16.25 crore bid.
RR had bought Morris for only ₹1.4 crore at IPL 2015 Auction. And six years later, they have paid almost 12 times that money to sign the same player!