From left to right: Rahul Sharma, Manvinder Bisla, Doug Bollinger and Paul Valthaty.

Since 2008, the IPL has given birth to many stars. Some players performed well in one season and failed to meet the expectations in the second season. So in the history of IPL, we have seen many players, who were very successful in one season but failed to keep their fix in the second season and lost in oblivion within a few years. Let’s know about some such players.

Paul Valthaty

Paul Valthaty came into the limelight after scoring a match-winning century for Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2011. He was an important player for KXIP until the year 2012, where he used to open innings and scored very fast. He was one of the few players who recorded 4 wickets and a half-century in a single IPL match. However, neither KXIP nor any other team chose him after the 2012 season. In his IPL career, he scored 505 runs in 23 matches at an average of 23 with a century and a half-century.

Doug Bollinger

Doug Bollinger (L). (Source: Twitter)

Australian left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger was part of the Chennai Super Kings team between 2010 and 2012, where he played a key role in the Chennai Super Kings’ two title wins. In his IPL career, he took 37 wickets in 27 matches at an average of 18.72. Surprisingly, despite having a good record with the ball, he was ignored.

Manvinder Singh Bisla

The former Kolkata Knight Riders wicket-keeper put KKR very close to the trophy by playing a match-winning inning of 89 from 48 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the final of 2012. He received the ‘Man of the Match’ award for this innings. He failed to maintain his form in the next season, then KKR released him. In 2015, he joined RCB, but he was not given any chance. He clashed with Rahul Dravid during a match and since then he is out of the cash-rich league and there is no scope for a comeback.

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma. (Source: Twitter)

Punjab’s wrist spinner Rahul Sharma bowled quite impressively for Pune Warriors in the 2011 edition of IPL. He took 16 wickets in 14 matches with an economy rate of 5.46. He came into the limelight due to his magical performance against Mumbai Indians. His best performance in IPL 2011 gave him a chance to play in the Indian team and he played a total of 4 ODIs and two T20s, but his national tenure was not as successful as the IPL of 2011 and later he was removed from Team India and Due to poor performance for a long time, he had to get out of IPL.


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