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Biggest Drop In Salary, Who Lost The Most?

The IPL 2022 mega auction threw plenty of surprises. There were players who broke the bank. Few players ended up getting more than 1000% rise in salaries as compared to others. But there were few players who surprisingly lost a huge chunk of their salary in this auction. Teams bought them for great bargains. These select few players were the biggest relative losers in the auction. Despite their paycheque still looking decent, they suffered huge pay cuts. Here We discussed Biggest Drop In Salary For IPL 2022.

Biggest Drop In Salary For IPL 2022

#5 Manish Pandey [Lost: 6.4 Crores]

Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Manish Pandey for a whopping INR 11 crores in 2018 mega auctions. Pandey for all his T20 skills flattered to deceive in orange colors. He hardly won games for the side, a facet he was bought for in the side.

It was widely speculated that SRH will release Pandey ahead of the auction. SRH did release him but Pandey was still expected to fetch a good number in the auctions. But Lucknow managed to pluck Pandey for the sum of INR 4.6 crores. It meant a drop of INR 6.4 crores for Pandey. 

#4 Riley Meredith [Lost: 7 Crores]

Punjab Kings picked Riley Meredith amidst a lot of hype. They shelled out INR 8 crores for him in the 2021 auction. Meredith had a season to forget as he was clobbered across the season. There were very few takers for him initially in the 2022 mega auction. He finally found a buyer in Mumbai Indians who acquired him for a paltry sum of INR 1 crore. It meant a pay cut of INR 7 crores.

#3 Pat Cummins  [Lost: 8.25 Crores]

Kolkata Knight Riders set the auction on fire in 2020 when they splashed INR 15.50 crores on Pat Cummins. He became the league’s most expensive overseas player until Chris Morris broke his record a year later. Cummins had a decent couple of seasons with KKR. He was nowhere near his spectacular best. It was expected that Cummins would go for an amount slightly lower than his earlier salary. But when KKR picked him for INR 7.25 crores, it was a big steal! Cummins lost out on INR 8.25 crores.

#2 Krishnappa Gowtham  [Lost: 8.35 Crores]

Krishnappa Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player ever in 2021. CSK had bought him for a mind-numbing INR 9.25 crores. But strangely Gowtham didn’t feature in a single game. CSK was so filled with stars that they never needed his services. He went into the auctions expecting a pay cut. But his fortunes dipped so drastically that he was picked for a lowly INR 90 lacs. His stocks fell by INR 8.35 crores.

#1 Tymal Mills  [Lost: 10.5 Crores]

Tymal Mills created ripples in T20 cricket prior to coming to the IPL in 2017. He was highly talked about as being the best T20 bowler in the world. RCB went all-out to buy him in the 2017 auctions. They splurged INR 12 crores for him. Mills had a forgettable season with the price tag not helping his cause one bit. He went unsold for the following few seasons. Mumbai finally picked him up in the 2022 mega auction for a mere INR 1.5 crores. His IPL salary took a beating of INR 10.5 crores.

Vignesh Rajagopal
Vignesh Rajagopalhttps://stumpsandbails.com/
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