The big night of the IPL 2020 auction has finally ended with each of the eight teams filling their squads with the necessary players. Out of the eight city-based franchises, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, and Sunrisers Hyderabad have filled all the 25 spots in their squad list. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have a squad size of 24.
However, the most awaited event of this year took off with some interesting twists at the bidding game. Teams engaged in a bidding war over a few overseas cricketers. Kolkata Knight Riders got hold of the Aussie spearhead Pat Cummins at the costliest price of 15.50 Cr.
Meanwhile, franchisees also took possession of the uncapped youngsters for big money whereas the big names like Colin Munro, Yusuf Pathan, and few others were unable to make it by any side.
Here is the list of the top five big names of the cricketers who surprisingly went unsold at the auction that took place at the ITC Royal Bengal Hotel of Kolkata.
Five Big Cricketers Unsold at the IPL 2020 Auction:
Yusuf Pathan (Base Price – 1 Cr.):
Yusuf Pathan was among the list of the cricketers who went unsold at the IPL 202o auction on Thursday. The batting allrounder was first picked by Rajasthan Royals ahead of their victorious opening at the prime league.
Yusuf is among one of the big record-making cricketers when it comes to IPL. It will the first time in his IPL career that Yusuf won’t be a part of the tournament.
In the glorious victory of RR at the first edition of IPL, Yusuf scored the fastest half-century of that season in just 21 balls.
Meanwhile, his best came in the 2010 season when Yusuf single-handedly took Royals close to the victory against Mumbai Indians but the team finally just failed to win that game. In their very first game of that season, Yusuf scored a 37-balls century that was studded with 11 consecutive boundaries.
However, the hardest-hitting batsman could not make it to the IPL 2020 season when Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped him after he gave two unsuccessful seasons to the franchise. Yusuf’s younger brother and the veteran allrounder Irfan Pathan posted a heartfelt tweet for him after he missed his spot in the IPL2020.