Gone for plenty: Most expensive figures on IPL outings
IPL can be very tough for the bowlers when power-hitters are going all out. Here’ a look at the most expensive bowling figures in the IPL:
0/65 – Umesh Yadav
Those were the days when Umesh Yadav was part of the Delhi franchises and was up against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which he didn’t know was going to be his team in the times to come.
Delhi captain David Warner won the toss and opted to field first at the Kotla, in the sixth season of the IPL. Given the ball in the 6th over, with RCB restricted to a score of 32/2 in the first five overs, Yadav’s first over went for eight runs, with Virat Kohli creaming a boundary off the last delivery. Yadav’s next over was decent as well and went for 10 runs.
Things got pear shaped for the right-arm pacer when he came back into the attack in the slog overs. The 18th over of the innings went for 24 runs, as Kohli took him for a couple of sixes and a four, with AB de Villiers also hitting a maximum.
In Yadav’s last over, the last of the innings as well, Kohli hit two more sixes and fours each as RCB finished with 183/4. Umesh Yadav’s last over went for 23 runs, and he cut a sorry figure with figures of 0/65 from his four overs.
0/66 – Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma had a tough day at office against Chennai Super Kings and is at the second place in the list. The Delhi pacer conceded 66 runs from his four overs while playing for SRH against CSK in IPL 2013.
Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. Sharma was hit for two fours by Michael Hussey in the second over of the innings, with 11 runs coming off the over.
In his next over, Murali Vijay blasted three sixes off consecutive deliveries. Back in the 10th over, he conceded 12 runs.
However, his figures were destroyed in the final over. His last over went for 25 runs as Suresh Raina took him to the cleaners with four boundaries and a six to take CSK to 223.
0/70 – Basil Thampi
SRH’s Basil Thampi holds the unwanted record of being the most expensive bowler in IPL history. The Kerala pacer conceded 70 runs from his four overs against RCB in IPL 2018.
Thampi’s four overs went for 19, 18, 14 and 19 respectively, with Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme taking a liking to him.