One Season Wonders of the IPL

The IPL has made it easy for youngsters from any country to immediately steal away the spotlight, as almost all of the cricketing world’s eyes are on them during the event. 


The IPL tournament focuses primarily on the youngsters, as they are the ones who will take the world of cricket forward for their respective countries.

However, sometimes, the rising stars are unfortunately able to work their magic only for a season. Many a time, players have entered the scene, but have been unable to officially enter through the doors of the selection committee due to their inconsistency. Here’s taking a look at some of the players who unfortunately remained one season wonders of the IPL.

Saurabh Tiwary

In the 2010 edition of the IPL, Tiwary rose to fame by scoring 419 runs at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 135.59. He helped Mumbai Indians achieve impossible wins, however, he fell short of helping his team win the final trophy. After the phenomenal season though, he failed to make any sort of mark.

While he did get a chance to play for India, he failed miserably in his endeavor, scoring 49 runs in 2 ODIs without being dismissed. He was dropped from the national team thereafter, and after a disastrous season in 2012, failed to make a mark for himself at all.

Manpreet Gony

In the inaugural season of the IPL, Gony played an integral part for his team, helping Chennai Super Kings reach the finals. Bowling alongside stalwarts like Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, and Lakshmipathy Balaji, he scalped 17 wickets in 16 matches.

However, his subsequent disasters in the IPL made sure he faded away from the minds of the masses. Though he was picked up for the national side, for whom he played two matches and picked up 2 wickets, Gony’s failure in domestic cricket ensured he was sidelined, and his multiple injuries made him stay away from the game for long periods of time, furthering his downfall.

Swapnil Asnodkar

The ‘Goa Canon’ too was in the limelight after his performances in the inaugural edition of the IPL. He scored 311 runs in 9 innings, averaging 34.55, with a strike rate of 133.47.

The main reason Asnodkar was so tremendous was that of the constant backing of the Rajasthan Royals captain, Shane Warne. After the first season, he received no further bids and has since then been removed from the IPL scene. However, he continues to shine in domestic cricket.

Sreenath Aravind

The Karnataka pacer spearheaded the RCB bowling attack in 2011, bowling crucial overs and picking up 21 wickets in 13 matches, with a strike rate of 13.4 and an economy rate of 8. However, people still tend to remember him as the one who helped Ajinkya Rahane hit 6 consecutive fours off him.

An injury prevented him from playing in the next edition of the IPL, and he has only been a part of the domestic circuit of India ever since. He played just one game for the national team, conceding 44 runs. However, he still heads the bowling lineup of Karnataka.

Paul Valthaty

In the 2011 season of the IPL, Valthaty scored 463 runs at an average of 35.61, pairing with Adam Gilchrist to deliver some extremely memorable knocks. However, successive injuries forced him to refrain from playing time and time again, keeping him out of the domestic circuit for long periods of time. Currently, he is not part of any domestic lineup, as he failed to make a successful return after his injuries.

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