IPL Player Auction 2018, Players Who Turned Out To Be Flops


Indian Premier League is not only the biggest platform for budding cricketers to improve their competency but also known for huge remunerations, being the one among the richest leagues in the world.

There are instances the young players seem to break the stereotypes regarding remuneration but their actual performance was very disappointing. The franchises sweat out hard off the field to make the best team and invest crores of rupees on players in the auctions but victory cannot be assured by money. Some decisions in this regards prove to be useful but some turn out as disastrous.

Here are some disappointing performances of the players in the IPL who got huge remunerations.

Pawan Negi


Negi was bought by Delhi DareDevils in the ninth season of IPL for an amount of Rs.8.5 crore in head to head competition with Pune Supergiants in the auction. He performed very well in the 8th season as an all-rounder in the Chennai Super Kings team. Though he performed well in the eighth season, he proved to be the wrong choice by his disappointing performance with 57 runs with the bat and 1 wicket for 84 runs as a bowler.

Yuvraj Singh


This 2011 world cup hero was sold out for Rs.14 crore by Bangalore Royal Challengers team in 2014 which set a record as an expensive deal.  But he failed to perform up to the mark scoring only three half-centuries in 14 matches. Due to his bad performance, he was out of the franchise for the next season.

Dinesh Karthik


Dinesh Karthik was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2015 for the seventh season of IPL.  He played for Mumbai Indians in 2013 and Delhi Dare Devils in 2014 seasons.  He was bought for a stunning amount of Rs.10.5 crore by the RR team. But he failed to make 30 runs score even in a single match for the entire season. He did a flop show with 141 runs in 16 matches with an average strike rate of 12.81.

Saurabh Tiwary


Saurabh Tiwary, who was called as the dubbed version of MS Dhoni as a left-hander, is a regular player for Mumbai Indians in 2010. In 16 matches of the tenth season of IPL, he scored 419 runs at an average of 29.92 with strike rate 135.59.

Tiwari was sold out for a big deal for Bangalore Royal Challengers in season 11 expecting an outstanding performance from him for the franchise. But he could not do well and scored 187 runs in the entire season at an average of 23.37.