IPL 10 : Expensive newcomers and how they are spending the money

IPL 10 : Expensive newcomers and how they are spending the money

Often in IPL, uncapped and unknown players bag a lot of money

Aniket Choudhary of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli and Aniket Choudhary. (Photo: IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always been a proving ground for young and budding talents. Over the last decade, we have seen many unknown talents get recognition of the cricketing fraternity by playing at such a big level. While players are busy in making a name for themselves, the franchises spend a lot on the players that are selected by their scouting networks.

Unknown players bragging huge money is not a rare incident in the IPL Auction hall. Pawan Negi made the headlines when he grabbed a whopping sum of Rs.8.5 crores from Delhi Daredevils. This year too, there have been some unknown players who have bagged a hefty price. Let us have a look on how these debutants in IPL spent their price tag.

Here are three expensive IPL debutants and how they spent their money

#1 Aniket Choudhary

It was the first break into IPL for the left-arm pacer from Rajasthan. Aniket Choudhary grabbed INR 2 crores from the Virat Kohli-led team Royal Challengers Bangalore. When a media representative asked him “What have you gained from the IPL?”, his honest reply was “Rs 2 crore!” The reporters were laughing to their hearts’ content at this hilarious reply, but there is no lie in it. After the IPL, the cricketer is now seen only at the shopping malls.

Speaking to Sportstarlive, Choudhary revealed his inclination towards shopping. “Even when I would play Ranji Trophy, I would splurge a lot on shopping. It’s not that I need to run the family, and I am not even married, so what do I do with so much money? It’s better I spend it on myself,” explained the 27-year-old.

But Choudhury has some other plans too, except shopping. He has two houses, one in Jaipur and the other in Bikaner. But now he is looking forward to cementing his future. He said “I want to invest it on real estate or something like that. I don’t know what would happen tomorrow, so it is better that I invest in buying a house or a shop. At least that way, I can rent them out when required. I am in talks with a few people about that.”