IPL 2019 Player Auction: With the Indian Premier League 2019 auction underway, there were some big surprises as some unknown players were picked for huge amounts and on the flip side some big names went unsold. Some of the biggest gainers were Shivam Dubey and Varun Chakaravarthy. There were some surprises as Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, and Jaydev Unadkat were picked up for huge amounts against what the fans thought. Also Read - Usman Khawaja's Brother Jailed For Framing Colleague in Fake Terrorism Plot
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Yuvraj Singh: T20 specialist Yuvraj Singh was one of the biggest casualties as no franchise showed any interest in the veteran, who has hit the fastest half-century for India and also is also one of the rare cricketers to have hit six sixes in an over. He is at the fag end of his career and it seems the franchises are not ready to put gamble on the old warhorse. Also Read - 'Cannot Believe' - Yuvraj Singh Leads Criticism on Twitter After Kane Williamson No-Ball Controversy | Watch Video
Brendon McCullum: It was the Kiwi that set IPL on fire in its first edition with his knock against RCB. Now, that he is not playing international cricket and is also pretty inconsistent, franchises were not interested in bidding for the Kiwi.
Martin Guptill: Another Kiwi that went unsold was Martin Guptill. It was surprising as he is a specialist in the format. Guptill is one of the rare cricketers who has hot a double century in limited-overs cricket.
Shaun Marsh: The Australian has been a consistent performer at the IPL stage and hence it was again a surprise why he was not picked. He knows the conditions well and franchises could have picked him, but that did not happen.
Usman Khawaja: The Australian is a good T20 cricketer and can play the big shots. He is one of the biggest names in the Australian squad in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner. He has been consistent and should have been picked on the basis of that but that did not happen.