Like previous editions, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Player Auction in Bangalore on Wednesday had its fair share of surprises. But some decisions also left everyone baffled.
Dinesh Karthik raised a few eyebrows when he went for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore to Delhi Daredevils. Although his IPL exploits are well publicised, Delhi defied all logic when it shelled that amount on Karthik who is hardly close to making a comeback into the Indian team at the moment.
He last played an international match in August 2013. His last T20 international was over three years ago (in 2010 against Sri Lanka). Karthik was in the probables list for next month's ICC World T20, but was not considered in the final squad. He was also left out of the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh.