IPL 2023: 5 players who received highest pay cuts compared to previous season

The demand for these players saw an enormous drop.

The Indian Premier League has by far completed as many as fifteen editions since the inaugural edition in 2008. The cricket fraternity has witnessed several players making a name for themselves by letting their performances do the talking.

On the other end of the spectrum, the deserving players have been duly rewarded with massive contracts by the franchises. We have seen youngsters or proven performers bagging rich contracts in the wake of intense bidding wars.

At the same time, players with a massive price on their heads, face surreal pressure as well. This is due to the fact that there are plenty of expectations from them whenever they come out to play for their respective teams.

At times, we have seen players succumb to pressure just because of the hefty price tag. As a result, they end up becoming underperforming players in the entire season. Thus, the franchises have no option other than offloading them ahead of the auction.

Players who earned hefty prices at the previous auction received huge pay cuts this time around. Now, in this listicle, let’s take a glimpse at the list of five players who received the highest pay cuts from the previous season’s salary.

5. Romario Shepherd

Romario Shepherd
Romario Shepherd. (Image Credits: Instagram)

West Indies’ death bowler Romario Shepherd was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise for INR 7.5 crore from his base price of INR 75 lakh at the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru.

The 26-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler could only play three games for the SRH franchise wherein he accounted for three dismissals to his name at an expensive economy rate of 10.88. As a result, SRH decided to offload him ahead of the IPL 2023 season.

Romario Shepherd registered his name at the IPL 2023 mini-auction for his base price of INR 50 lakh. Lucknow Super Giants acquired the services of the West Indies’ international for his base price, thus enduring a salary drop of INR 7 crore.

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