IPL 2021 – Top 10 Cricketers given salary-cut at IPL Auction: Not just fans but the cricketers too pay attention to the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. For many, it becomes a major payday that changes their career. But many are left disappointed. At the 2021 IPL auction, the same was the case for many cricketers who had to take a pay cut.
InsideSport has listed 10 players who had to take a pay cut at the IPL 2021auction.
Top 10 Cricketers given pay-cut at IPL Auction
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Steven Smith: The biggest loser at the auction in Chennai was former Australia skipper Steven Smith. After earning Rs 12.5 crore with Rajasthan Royals, he was released ahead of the auction but on Thursday, he was sold for Rs 2.2 crore — a sharp decline in fortunes. But he is not the only one.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Piyush Chawla: One of the highest-earning spinners, Chawla was picked by CSK for Rs 6.7 crore in the 2020 auction. But they released him after just one season after he failed to emulate his KKR performance. While he managed to find a suitor in the auction, his stocks fell to just Rs 2.4 crore when Mumbai Indians bid for him.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Umesh Yadav: Considered a red-ball bowler, Umesh Yadav was picked by RCB for Rs 4.2 crore at the 2018 auction. After failing to impress at RCB, he was released before the 2021 auction where he was sold only for Rs 1 crore to Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Kedar Jadhav: Considered a core of CSK, Kedar Jadhav was released ahead of the auction. After earning Rs 7.8 crore at CSK, he was picked at his base price Rs 2 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad, a sharp fall in his earnings.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Nathan Coulter-Nile: The Australian pacer was getting Rs 8 crore at Mumbai Indians. After he was released ahead of the auction, MI picked him up again but for less, Rs 5 crore.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Karun Nair: The Karnataka batsman was a hot property. But his poor international and domestic form saw him lose his place in the team. At Punjab Kings, he hasn’t made a mark either in the last two seasons, scoring only 21 runs in five matches. Ahead of the auction, he was released by Punjab, where he was getting Rs 5.6 crore but. While he was picked by KKR, they only paid his base price of Rs 50 lakh to get him.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Pawan Negi: Negi made his name after getting picked by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for Rs 8.5 crore. But he could not live up to the expectation. After spending four seasons with RCB where he earned Rs 1 crore, he was released. At the 2021 auction, he had to take a 50% pay cut after KKR bought him for Rs 50 lakh.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Mujeeb Ur Rahman: The Afghanistan spinner was released by Punjab where he used to earn Rs 4 crore. But in the last two seasons, he hasn’t been effective, scalping only three wickets in 7 matches. Hence, Hyderabad although picked him, but paid only his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Sheldon Cottrell: The Jamaican bowler hasn’t been in great form. That prompted Punjab to release him despite picking him up last year for a whopping Rs 8.5 crore. This time, he could not find a suitor as he went unsold, a sharp decline in fortunes.
IPL 2021 Pay Cut for Aaron Finch: The Australian limited-overs captain hasn’t been at his best form, forcing RCB to release him. After earning Rs 4.4 crore at RCB, he went unsold in 2021auction.