Top 5 Overrated Players of IPL

Published 05/01/2015, 1:52 PM EDT


IPL is not just about the game of cricket. It also involves proper distribution of assets to the right commodities so that they pay good dividends in the long run. However, sometimes owners get fooled due to their greed for star players and spend tons of money on players who on paper might be the best but actually lack the temperament to perform. Here’s a list of five such players:

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Robin Utthappa

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Robin Uthappa was bought for a staggering $2.1 million by Pune Warriors India in the 2011 IPL edition. A lot was expected from the hard hitting batsman after pretty successful first three seasons. But he failed to live up to his price tag, scoring just 264 runs in 14 matches without scoring even a single fifty. He was very inconsistent throughout the tournament. This didn’t result well for the franchise as they finished at the bottom of the table consistently for two years.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh broke all records of this edition when he was picked up for a whopping 16 crores by the Delhi Daredevils franchise. Everyone was shell-shocked at this massive deal. Yuvraj Singh’s IPL career has been very ordinary for a player of his stature and talent. However the DD selectors showed a lot of faith in him at this year’s auction. Yuvraj has not done justice to his high price tag and has continued to disappoint the supporters so far in this edition.

Dinesh Karthik

After a successful run with Mumbai Indians for two years, Delhi Daredevils franchise bought Dinesh Karthik for a hefty 12.5 crore rupees in the 2014 edition. Delhi Daredevils had very poor previous editions and picked the in-form batsman to solve their miseries. But his performance was very ordinary and his side once again failed to qualify for the play-offs.

Saurabh Tiwary

After seeing his exploits in the 2010 edition with Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore were tempted to take this youngster into their squad the next year. He had won the Under-23 player of the tournament in 2010. RCB bought him in a costly deal of $1.6 million. This didn’t turn out well for the franchise as he failed miserably and didn’t perform upto his potential. He is often described by the spectators as a ‘real waste of money’ in the IPL.

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Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds was one of the components of the star studded Deccan Chargers squad of 2008 which although looked invincible on paper but was going through serious balance issues. Due to this they failed miserably in that edition and were placed at bottom of the table. Andrew Symonds was bought for $1.35 million but played only 4 matches for his side.

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Edited by Shivang Aggarwal

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Bhavesh Zutshi

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Studies computer science at bangalore institute of technology.Over passionate about cricket especially test cricket.

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