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5 Small Town Indian Cricketers Who Became Millionaires After Playing In IPL

| Published on November 4, 2019

1. Varun Chakravarthy

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Varun started his cricket career as a wicket-keeper in his school days. Then turned into a medium-pacer as he grew up before quitting a high profile architect job and eventually settled with bowling spin, thanks to his knee injury.

He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping amount of Rs 8.40 crore. However, he played only one match which was against Kolkata Knight Riders in which he got only one wicket and conceded 35 runs out of which he gave 25 in his first over.

2. Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat plays for the Indian national team and for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and also for Saurashtra in domestic cricket.

He was then bought by Rajasthan Royals who spent Rs 11.50 crore for him but they released him as his performance was not as per the expectations. However, RR again picked him for Rs 8.40 crore but he disappointed again.

3. Krunal Pandya

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Krunal Pandya plays for Baroda in domestic cricket, and for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in November 2018.

Krunal was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore in 2016. Despite performing good, he was released by MI but was again bought by the franchise for Rs 8.80 crore by using the Right to Match card.

4. Ravindra Jadeja


Ravindra Jadeja has been playing for CSK for six seasons now but he started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals in 2008. His performance was helpful in getting him a berth in the Indian team and in 2012, CSK spent Rs 9.8 crores for him.

5. Saurabh Tiwary

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In 2010, Saurabh Tiwary made a name for himself by playing a vital role in helping Mumbai Indians reach the final of the tournament. Scoring 419 runs in 16 games at an average of over 29, Saurabh Tiwary was named the U-23 Player of the Tournament.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore had bought him for approximately Rs 11 crores. However, he was not able to perform well and in 2014, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils and later by Mumbai Indians. But his performance dipped so much that no team bought him in IPL 2017 and since then he is out of the tournament.

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