List of the Top 15 most costly players auctioned for Indian Premiere League 2011 | Assam Journal

List of the Top 15 most costly players auctioned for Indian Premiere League 2011

Indian Premiere League is one of the most popular 20-20 cricket tournament in the world where players from all the cricketing nations have preferred to register their presence and participate in it. For the fans and spectators, it is all about never ending excitement and roaring jam-packed stadium where they throng to entertain themselves with blistering strokes and last minute thrilling sensation. But is this the only reason why the DLF IPL saga is so boldly highlighted and widely recognized by players and supporters - probably no, as apart from the fun-packed action of the game there is also a huge amount of money invested and earned by players, teams, franchises and so on. There were instances where most of the popular players from International teams has even preferred their participation in IPL to have more priority than playing from their national side. While there was and still remains a lot of controversies due to such incidents as well as mishandling of the revenue earned, the question still remains as to whether it should be allowed by ICC to continue as there are indications that this game of cricket which is known as the gentleman's game is now slowly and steadily getting mutated into a business or a money game where players are auctioned and sold to some franchises and business giants who owned the respective clubs or teams.

Enough said, the common man and enthusiast supporters can only fancy those figures whether it be the runs scored or number of sixes fired or even the cash involved and thereby also derive some amusement with those off-field facts and informations. Here, we are intending to list out the most costly players who have been retained and bought by respective teams participating in the Indian Premiere League 2011 or DLF IPL 4.

Team Name Player NamePrice (Million USD)
Kolkata Knight Riders Gautam Gambhir2.4
Kolkata Knight Riders Yousuf Pathan2.1
Pune Warriors Robin Uthappa2.4
Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma2.0
Delhi Daredevils Irfan Pathan1.9
Pune Warriors Yuvraj SIngh1.8
Bangalore Royal Challengers Saurav Tiwari1.6
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Mahela Jayawardene1.5
Kings XI Punjab David Hussey1.4
Deccan Chargers Dale Steyn1.2
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Muttiah Muralitharan1.1
Bangalore Royal Challengers AB de Villiers1.1
Deccan Chargers Cameron White1.1
Kolkata Knight Riders Jacques Kallis1.1
Rajasthan Royals Ross Taylor1.0
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As evident from this simple list of only a few players out of many others, one can well imagine how much worth is the IPL 4 in terms of monetary investments and revenue returns. From the view where spectators have been spending bundles of cash for buying tickets to see IPL matches, the players and the franchises on the other hand are definitely making some good fortune out of this game. However, the only thing we can really be profited is that of being able to enjoy watching some good competitive matches and we can hope that this edition of Indian Premiere League be also a successful one like those of the previous three seasons.