Before Pat Cummins became the owner of one of the biggest IPL contracts ever, the New South Wales pacer had a successful stint with the Delhi franchise
Imran Tahir now has more than 400 T20 wickets and all of that has come with his sheer hard work over the years. He is a leg-spinner, who is a dream for any captain in white-ball cricket.
Quinton de Kock is arguably one of the most underrated batsmen in the world. His record in both white-ball and red-ball cricket in the past decade has been too impressive.
Not too long ago, Tillakaratne Dilshan was the backbone of the Sri Lankan batting in white-ball cricket. There was a period between 2009 and 2015 when Dilshan’s stock as a white-ball dasher was at its height.
In 2008, the Delhi batting boasted of talents like Shikhar Dhawan, AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Gautam Gambhir, and Virender Sehwag. All of these would go on to dominate international cricket at one point or another.
He was bought by Delhi at the IPL 2012 auction. Maxwell was a dream for any team in the IPL. He still remains valuable but his key aspect is his handy off-spin along with power-hitting abilities.
He was primarily a fast-bowler who could tonk a few sixes towards the end. With time, the world understood that he is much more than just a tonker of the ball at the death
After being the leading run-scorer for India during their T20 World Cup triumph in 2007, Gambhir ended as the second-highest run-getter in the IPL 2008 season.He was the main strength of the Delhi team back then.
AB de Villiers arrived in the Delhi IPL team way back in 2008. At the time, ABD was arguably the most exciting young batsman in the world. He had already shown his true potential as a Test match and ODI batsman.
He was bought by them at the IPL 2009 auction. He even spoiled the already set opening combination of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, but his power-hitting ability made it a worthy move.