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Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: It was sold at a very high price during the auction. But at the time of display it became cheaper. Many famous players of the country have participated in the ongoing cricket festival IPL in India. The franchise bought the players at arbitrary prices during the auction. But at the time of the actual fight, the performance is fading.

Mitchell Starc has become the most expensive player in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders bought this Australian pacer for 24 crore 75 lakh rupees. A fast bowler being auctioned for so much money may never have been seen in the history of cricket. But even though KKR has played 7 matches so far, they have not seen such an eye-catching performance. The wicket was not taken that much but the batsman has washed this kangaroo bowler very much. So far, Starc who has bowled 25 overs has scored 287 runs. He has taken only 7 wickets.

On a ball-to-ball basis, Shah Rukh Khan’s franchise will pay him Rs 740,000 per ball. That means whether Starc plays or not, by the time the IPL ends, 24 crore 75 lakh rupees will have been transferred to his account. The big thing is, how did Kolkata Knight Riders pay so much for a bowler whose performance in the T20 format has not been so eye-catching. Not just Starc, many players have been auctioned in the IPL, it is true that the franchises bought them in huge numbers, but they have zero performance.

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