The last IPL mega auction happened in 2018. It helped chart many cricketing careers back then. But there were few players who were left high and dry in the auctions. These players weren’t proven performers back then. But now they have made a name for themselves.let see who are those Indians Who Went Unsold In 2018 Auctions.
A few of them have even gone to represent the country. They are all set to earn big bucks in this mega auction.
We look at 5 such Indians Who Went Unsold In 2018 Auctions:
#5 Srikar Bharat
Srikar Bharat has quickly come up the ranks. He has always been a proven performer in the longest format of the game in the domestic circuit. But he finally came into his own in the IPL this season. He played a couple of supporting knocks and starred with the bat in a crucial win over Delhi in the league stage. RCB banked on Bharat for solidity. He didn’t disappoint. With an Indian Test call-up expected soon, expect Bharat to rake it in big!
#4 Kartik Tyagi
Kartik Tyagi arguably bowled the best final over ever in the IPL last season. He defended 4 runs off the last over to stage a stunning heist for Rajasthan. Tyagi who made a name for himself in the U-19 World Cup will be on the radar of many teams. He can bowl across phases and he gives it his all in every spell. His fortune is set to change post this mega auction.
#3 Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag is one of the more popular players in a less popular team like Rajasthan. He brings in a lot of flair and flamboyance to the setup. Parag is a utility cricketer who is yet to hit complete straps as a player. He can bat and tonk the big sixes. Parag is a handy spin-option too. While he has already proved himself as a gun fielder. Expect Parag to fetch good numbers in the auction.
#2 Prasidh Krishna
The stocks of Prasidh Krishna have been on the rise ever since Virat Kohli spoke glowingly about him. He is a tall fast bowler who bangs the pitch hard. Krishna has the tendency to trouble the best of batsmen with his hard lengths. He has been a constant part of India’s squad for quite some time now. An Indian fast bowler is a premium and a player like Krishna will be on everyone’s watchlist.
#1 Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad is arguably the biggest name on this list. It is hard to imagine that a talent like him went unsold in the auctions in 2018. Gaikwad had a season of a lifetime in 2021. He won the orange cap for his batting exploits. Gaikwad notched up 633 runs including 1 century.
He became the only batsman after Robin Uthappa to win an orange cap in a title-winning season. CSK are all set to retain Gaikwad. He is in all likelihood set to be retained as player number 2 or 3 which means he will be earning a cool sum of INR 12 or 8 crores.