Defending champions Mumbai will be inaugurating the eleventh season of IPL. If we look at the history of player selection by the Mumbai team, the franchise always picks the rare talent. Their formidable core squad has led them to the title win thrice.
But there are a few players who were not able to perform during their stay in the Mumbai Indian squad and were let go by the team. Here we rewind the past and look at the three players who were sold by Mumbai who went on to become IPL stars.
Glenn MaxwellMaxwell was bagged by Mumbai Indians for a whopping INR 5.3 crores for his unorthodox playing style and ability to perform under pressure.
Things, however, weren’t very favorable for Maxwell who spent most of his IPL 2013 on the bench. He played only 3 games that season making a total of 36 runs at an average of 12.
Mumbai let him go for the IPL 2014 and he was bought by Kings XI Punjab. He proved to be instrumental in the progression of Punjab to the finals in the season. Hitting at an average of 187.75 in 16 matches he struck 552 runs.
Right now he is one of the most sought-after players in the T20 format as an all-rounder. This year Delhi bagged him for a whopping 9 crores.
Kuldeep YadavBought by Mumbai Indians in 2012, the China-man known for his orthodox spin was not seen even in single IPL game.
However, what Mumbai Indians would have never imagined is Kuldeep Yadav will go on to become the most consistent of the national Indian squad and will replace the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin to make his place in the national squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders bought him in 2014. He was given limited opportunity to show his talent in just 3 games but he never failed and plucked 6 wickets in total. Since then he has been a regular in the KKR squad and Mumbai Indians definitely regret him letting go.
In IPL 2018 auctions Kolkata using the Right to Match card retained Yadav for INR 5.8 crores. Mumbai franchise was seen trying really hard to get him but had no luck.
Dwayne BravoBravo is one of the most sought players for the T20 format game for his hard-hitting batting and flawless fielding.
Bagged by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2011 he was sold eventually. However, Chennai Super Kings were the ones to be benefited from the takeaway. Bravo still remains one of the favorites of CSK fans who are known to trouble even the greatest batsmen with his slow deliveries.
With age, he is reducing his play but his score of 1238 runs in 106 matches remains a benchmark.