Indian Premier League: Corey Anderson Feeling the Pressure of his Price Tag, Says Simon Doull

Corey Anderson, the big-hitting all-rounder from New Zealand, was bought by the Mumbai Indians for Rs. 4.5 crore but has failed to put in good performances in the tournament so far.

updated: May 04, 2014 11:47 IST
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Mumbai: Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull feels compatriot Corey Anderson has not been able to express himself in the star-studded Mumbai Indians as he is feeling the pressure after being bought for too big a price tag in the Indian Premier League 2014 player auctions. (MI vs KXIP: As it happened)

"It was always going to be hard for Corey [Anderson] to fire in his first IPL as Mumbai Indians paid a lot of money for him which added the pressure on him," Doull told PTI in Mumbai in an interview. (Mumbai record first win of IPL 7)

"They are not the team they were last year so now there is more pressure on Corey [Anderson] to perform which is not how it should be for a young man still finding his way in the early part of his career," he said referring to the defending champions dismal run this season.

Mumbai Indians, a franchise which has a support staff as high-profile as the men in the middle, bought Anderson for INR 4.5 crore at the IPL 2014 auction after he created a sensation in the cricketing world by smashing the fastest One-Day International (ODI) hundred off 36 balls against the West Indies in January.

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