David Miller, Pawan Negi fail to deliver despite hefty contracts
As the IPL reaches its culmination, we take a look at the most expensive players who flopped and failed to live up to the expectations.cricket Updated: May 28, 2016 16:04 IST
Pawan Negi (R 8.5 crore)
From a base price of R 30 lakh to an unbelievable R 8.5 crore, Pawan Negi’s fairytale lasted the IPL auction’s length. With 57 runs and just one wicket from eight matches, Negi is probably the costliest dud ever.
David Miller (R 12.5 crore)
He started the tournament as the only other foreigner captain apart from David Warner and a price tag of R 12.5 crore for being retained by Kings XI Punjab. He ended losing his mantle and scoring just 161 runs in 14 matches.
Chris Gayle (R 9.5 crore)
Retained at R 9.5 crore, it seemed Chris Gayle would never come to the party. But for a face-saving 73 against a hapless Kings XI side, Gayle had nothing to write home about, except for maybe the birth of his daughter and another controversy involving a journalist.
Sunil Narine (R 9.5 crore)
The air of invincibility was gone last year. This time, batsmen were coming down the track and hitting Sunil Narine across the line. He has had his action problems but at R 9.5 crore, Narine was expected to take more than 11 wickets and an economy of less than seven per over.
R Ashwin (R 7.5 crore)
This has been a bizarre tournament for R Ashwin. Not only were there times when he didn’t get his full quota of overs, his bowling also looked sub-par compared to the standards set by him. He got 10 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 7.25.