5 forgotten cricketers of IPL history

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most celebrated event in India over the years. The rich cash league has been the most entertaining tournament in recent years, with fiercest rivalry on and off the field.

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5 forgotten players of IPL

Manvinder Bisla and Rahul Sharma (Source - Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most celebrated events in India over the years. The rich cash league has been the most entertaining tournament in recent years, with the fiercest rivalry on and off the field, and hilarious moments as well. The IPL began play in its first season in 2008. In 16 IPL seasons that have been played so far, elite players from all over the world have taken the stage to compete for the title in the T20 spectacular. It has also served as a growth place for stars of the future. 

Over the years there have been some breathtaking encounters in the toughest T20 league in the world. The auction of the 2024 IPL took place in Dubai for the first time, and the auction saw some mind-bobbling bids as the 20 crore INR price was the first time touched in the history of the IPL

The game has given their career for many players and there are certain cricketers who showed a lot of promise but failed to make it big in the T20 carnival. Thus, fans might not remember them stepping into the IPL arena. In the article, we will be looking for the players who are forgotten after playing IPL. 

Here are 5 forgotten players of the IPL:

5. Manvinder Bisla

Manvinder Bisla among the league's most well-known stories is the IPL one. Bisla gave such a remarkable performance in the IPL 2012 final that it seemed like it was his final game ever. He turned the Kolkata Knight Riders into champions by leading them to victory. He initially entered the IPL in 2010, and he performed admirably at bat for Punjab Kings' Kings XI Punjab, amassing 218 runs with a strike rate of 122.47 in 10 games. In total, he played 39 matches in the lucrative T20 tournament and scored 798 runs at a strike rate of 113.68. 

4. Kamran Khan

In 2009, the Rajasthan Royals surprisingly selected Kamran Khan out of nowhere. He was caught by the team director of the Royals while participating in a Twenty20 event in Mumbai, despite having no prior experience playing first-class cricket. The left-handed seamer had good lengths and a remarkable rate of speed. He grabbed nine wickets in his first two seasons with the Royals thanks to his excellent yorker. Kamran was selected by the Pune Warriors in 2011, and since then he has been picked by no IPL team.

3. Rahul Sharma 

Rahul Sharma made his IPL debut in the year 2010 for Deccan Chargers. In the 2011 IPL, Rahul was outstanding, made appearances in 14 games and claimed 16 wickets at a 5.46 economy rate. His remarkable performances led to his breakthrough into the Indian white-ball setup. He had four appearances for the national team in the ODIs, taking six wickets at an economy of 5.15. But he could not perform with the same consistency, and he picked up 40 wickets in 44 matches that he played. 

2. Swapnil Asnodkar

Swapnil Asnodkar participated in 88 First-class games and scored 5883 runs at a 40.02 average. Regarding the List-A format, the Porvorim native amassed 2858 runs at an average of 36.17 in 85 games. In the first nine matches of the lucrative T20 tournament, Asnodkar was outstanding, amassing 311 runs at a strike rate of 133.47. His batting prowess was crucial to Rajasthan's IPL championship victory. He was unable to excel in the main event after the 2008 IPL. In the second edition, he played in eight games, scored 98 runs and faded away.

1. Paul Valthaty 

Paul Valthaty while playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2011, scored 463 runs at 35.61 with a strike rate of 136.98. He was not able to replicate the same in the seasons to follow. The former Mumbai batter played seven games across the next two IPL editions and could only score 36 runs. Since 2013 he was not picked by any team, and he faded away from the rich cash league. 

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