Delhi Capitals had spent a whopping sum of INR 6.4 crores to secure the services of Colin Ingram for the last edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi were hoping that the South African would provide the experience and solidity to the team’s inexperience but talented middle-order. But Colin Ingram completely failed to do justice to his big price tag.
He never really managed to get into his groove into the tournament although Delhi Capitals made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Ingram played 12 matches for the Delhi Capitals and managed to score just 184 runs. After failing to make an impression, Ingram was dropped by the Delhi Capitals in the last few matches of the league stage.
And not very surprisingly, Delhi Capitals released Ingram ahead of the upcoming auction. The national capital-based outfit released a total of nine players. Some of the big names released by the franchise were their premier allrounder Chris Morris and India Test star Hanuma Vihari. Overall, Delhi released six Indian and three overseas players.
Along with Vihari, the other Indians to get the sack are Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayappa. Among overseas players, Morris, Ingram and Colin Munro were released by Delhi as they retained 14 players ahead of the auction.
And a day after being released, Ingram took to Twitter to post a heartfelt message. The left-handed batsman admitted that he did not live up to the expectations and vowed to make a comeback to the league.
“Cheerz @DelhiCapitals i know u had high hopes for me as did i had for myself. I enjoyed the team& thankful for friends made. I was close at stages&contibuted +ve & other times not so much. Im hungry to be back at the @IPL more than ever?,” wrote Ingram.
Cheerz @DelhiCapitals i know u had high hopes for me as did i had for myself. I enjoyed the team& thankful for friends made. I was close at stages&contibuted +ve & other times not so much. Im hungry to be back at the @IPL more than ever? @__EspnCricinfo im not old!?
— Colin Ingram (@CAIngram41) November 16, 2019