IPL auction 2021 witnessed 292 players going under the hammer, out of which, 57 cricketers were bought by the eight franchises. Out of these 57 players, 35 were Indian players while 22 were from overseas. The eight franchises namely Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings spent a total of Rs. 145.30 crore to choose their favourite players.
There were 235 players who were part of the auction but could not find a buyer. Many of these also played in earlier editions of the Indian Premier League but failed to attract a buyer in IPL auction 2021. Here we will look at 5 such Indian players who should have been picked by the franchises in the IPL auction 2021.
IPL Auction 2021: 5 Indian Players Who Should Have Been Picked
Mohit Sharma has been part of the Indian Premier Leagues since 2013. Sharma, who has also represented the Indian team at the international level, went unsold at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh. With his experience of 86 matches in IPL, he should have found a buyer in IPL auction 2021.
The right-arm pacer played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from IPL 2013 to 2015. He later shifted to Kings XI Punjab from IPL 2016 to IPL 2018. In 2019, he was again picked up by CSK. Delhi Capitals bought him in IPL 2020. Mohit Sharma has taken 92 wickets in his IPL career so far. He will be absent from IPL 2021 as no franchises showed interest in the bowler in IPL auction 2021.