IPL 2021 auction witnessed yet another fascinating bidding war between the franchises. The auction took place on February 18 in which eight franchisees participated. Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings spent Rs. 145.30 crores in total to select 57 players into their squad.
Christopher Morris broke all previous records of IPL auctions after he was bought for Rs. 16.25 by Rajasthan Royals. Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell, who was bought at Rs. 15 crores and Rs. 14.25 crores respectively by Royal Challengers Bangalore, were the next big deals in IPL auction 2021. Apart from these big buys, there were few other deals too which witnessed a heavy amount. These players invited heavy bids for themselves, which appeared as an overpriced amount for them. Here we look at five such players who were overpriced in IPL 2021 auction.
IPL 2021 Auction: 5 Players Who Were Overpriced
Krishnappa Gowtham – Rs. 9.25 Crore
Krishnappa Gowtham arrived at the auction with the least base price of Rs. 20 lakh, however, he was sold for a huge amount of Rs. 9.25 crore to Chennai Super Kings. Initially, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad engaged in intense bidding, rising Krishnappa Gowtham to Rs. 7.50 crore. Chennai Super Kings entered the bid with Rs. 7.75 amount, and eventually picked the all-rounder for Rs. 9.25 crore.
Getting a massive Rs. 9.25 crore for Krishnappa Gowtham from his Rs. 20-lakh base price at the auction seems like an overpriced deal. The right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler Gowtham also do not have amazing stats in IPL. He has played 24 matches in IPL 2018, 2019, and 2020 scoring 186 runs. He has able to grab 13 wickets over the period.