While some players who were bought using big bucks didn’t live up to expectations, there are few of those who were bought cheaply at the auctions and managed to give a stellar performance. This unpredictability has what contributed to the IPL receiving so many fans.

To begin with, Mumbai Indians paid  Mayank Markande, the leg-spinner, only Rs 20 Lakh. However, his enticing performance this season sure has won him a lot of fans. Within a week, this young player has marked his presence by taking seven wickets. He even managed to dismiss some of the most celebrated players. Big names like Dhoni and Ambati Rayadu. The Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma had nothing but praise for Mayank, who managed to bag a wicket in each of his four overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Another player who managed to outperform was KM Asif bought by Chennai Super Kings for only 40 Lakhs. He is known for his fast bowling and he managed to use his strength in one of CSKs games with Delhi Daredevils and won. For a cheap buy, Asif stood out and brought them a chance at winning. Along with Asif, CSK also bought the South African pacer Lungi Ngidi for a bargain of 50 Lakh rupees. Ngidi is already making ripples in the cricket world with his lethal pace attack. With buys like these two, CSK is doing a great job on the field.

Finally, we have our superstar Chris Gayle who has taken the IPL by storm this season with his sensational knock out of the park. He made a century and two fifties in just four innings, bringing a fantastic beginning for Kings XI Punjab. Gayle had unexpectedly gone unsold twice before KXIP bought him at his base price which was at 2 Crores. The 38 yr old has been exceptional so far and has proved to be one of the best buys this IPL season.

Four players bought at a cheap price but proved to be fantastic for their team. The IPL unpredictable nature has sure as left all of us baffled at this logic. This just goes to show that you cannot put a price on good performance.