5 one-season wonders in IPL: Where are they now?
These players set the stage on fire in only one season before fading away.
Published - Nov 2, 2018 5:08 pm | Updated - Nov 2, 2018 5:08 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) provides the youngsters with a wonderful stage to put their talent and skill on the fore. While this foray into the limelight extracts the best out of many, the pressure of expectations that keeps building up constantly throws them out of the contention just as quickly. Over the years, we’ve witnessed several players performing exceedingly well only in one season.
However, as things progressed, they seemed to have lost their charm. These cricketers have ended up being a one-season sensation. While some of them played a few more seasons, the others perished right after that very year.
Here are the one-season wonders in IPL:
5. Saurabh Tiwary
The 28-year-old Saurabh Tiwary made early inroads into IPL cricket and international cricket. The Jharkhand batsman was regarded to be the left-handed version of MS Dhoni. He has the ability to hit the ball hard and is quite unorthodox with his technique. This batsman, who was picked in the Ranji side at quite a young age made a name for himself in 2010 when he represented the Mumbai Indians.
He played a vital role in helping his side get to the final with 419 runs in 16 games and was also named the emerging player of the tournament. He then went on to get picked for the Indian team and played three ODIs. But, owing to the failures, he was dropped in the same year subsequently.
After the 2010 season, Tiwary played another six seasons of IPL. He switched various teams. But he was never able to replicate the same kind of success. He scored only 818 runs in 58 games post-2010. Hence, Tiwary ended up being that one-season wonder in the IPL. The left-hander continues to feature in the Jharkhand domestic side regularly. However, his performances haven’t been as encouraging.