Pietersen, Flintoff: IPL's most 'expensive' flops

Published: Sunday, April 26, 2009, 14:15 [IST]
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IPL's most expensive flops

The most expensive players in the IPL has turned out to be the biggest flops in the IPL's second season which is being played at South Africa.

Former England captain Pieterson and his team mate Andrew Flintoff was bought for 1.55 million dollars each at the pre-tournament auction, with Pietersen going to Bangalore Royal Challengers and Flintoff to Chennai Superkings. Both Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff replaced Dhoni as the highest paid player.

Kevin Pietersen replaced Rahul Dravid as the Bangalore Royal Challengers captain for the IPL's second season. Pietersen failed to inspire his team and was twice out for a duck in four innings. Bangalore Royal Challengers could only win one game out of the four games they played in the IPL's second season at South Africa.

"It's a long competition and if we can win the next nine games we'll be okay," the England star said after the latest loss this weekend against Punjab.

"We just need to get winning, it's a habit and as soon as you start winning everything starts to become okay."

The performance of Andrew Flintoff, who plays for Chennai Super Kings was also far from satisfactory. It was his dismal bowling performance that lead to Chennai's defeat against defeat against Sehwag's Delhi Daredevils.

Flintoff will miss the rest of the IPL matches as he suffered ankle during the match against Delhi Daredevils. His withdrawal from the tournament has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Chennai Superkings as he has already turned out to be burden for the team.

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