STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Million dollar (cry) babies mint gold for nought

CHENNAI: Top Indian names who’ve failed to fire in this year’s IPL also include Suresh Raina, normally the backbone of Chennai Super Kings, who has 112 runs in six matches—a below-par show giv

Published: 22nd April 2012 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:41 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Top Indian names who’ve failed to fire in this year’s IPL also include Suresh Raina, normally the backbone of Chennai Super Kings, who has 112 runs in six matches—a below-par show given his `6.76 crore income from this annual extravaganza; Paul Valthaty, of whom much was expected after an impressive outing last year, but has managed only 28 runs in five matches; and Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly, whose `2.08 crore price tag is backed by 85 runs in six matches.

Among the foreign recruits who haven’t exactly done justice to the money dished out for them are Brendon McCullum, with 26 runs in three matches at `3.37 lakh per run; 41-year-old Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist with 99 runs in five matches at `1.47 lakh per run; and Rajasthan Royals’ Johan Botha, whose three wickets in six matches have come at `61.78 lakh per victim; and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori, whose four wickets in six matches works out to `26.85 lakh per wicket. Given its physically-demanding schedule and mentally-sapping expectations, the IPL is about pressure—but also about opportunities to bounce back. In a 54-day tournament spanning 76 matches, today’s flop could be tomorrow’s hero.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp