Many franchises have been forced to put aside their best players over time to create a more diverse pool.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) gave its fans a plethora of memories. Many young players have grown into fierce players over the years, contributing to the growth of the sport around the world. In terms of the quality of the players, the lucrative league is one of the best in the world. Each year it is gaining popularity and audience mainly due to India’s large population of cricket fans.
Due to the auction process, many franchises have been forced to exclude their top players over time to create a more diverse pool and level the playing field in the IPL. These players came back and played some amazing shots against their previous teams to demonstrate their power and skill at playing the best cricket in the league.
Here are the five IPL players who left a franchise and played blinders against them:
1. KL Rahul 132 * vs. RCB, 2020
KL Rahul, the Indian opener and captain of the Punjab franchise, played an exhilarating blow against his former team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in IPL 2020. He had previously played for RCB in 2016-17 and was considered the next big event for the franchise. Finally, the franchise was forced to exclude it before the IPL 2018 mega-auction.
Since then, he’s been a thorn in the flesh of the Challengers. Against his former team, he went undefeated for five consecutive innings. The 132 * move was a magnificent demonstration of his class and timing. To death he hit RCB bowlers all over the floor. He scored 132 on 69 balls, with 14 fours and seven huge sixes, to propel the Kings XI Punjab to a whopping 206 points.
When he’s in good shape, he stands out among all hitters. He has a wide range of shots in his arsenal, which he uses to perfection. KL Rahul’s 132-point shot was the highest score by an Indian in IPL history. This helped Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) earn 97 points against RCB.