He became an overnight sensation. His father is an electrician who worked hard to ensure his son fulfils his cricket dream. He once played with a broken bat but now has earned 8.5 times more than his base price during the IPL auction.
The RR retained this powerhouse of talent for Rs 4 crore. He is the younger son of a shopkeeper in Bhadohi, UP. He has lived in a tent, sold pani puri and slept on a hungry stomach to achieve his dream. He scored 400 runs during India's Under 19 World Cup 2020.
Son of an autorickshaw driver, Siraj is a fast bowler from Hyderabad. His breakthrough year was 2015 when he got 41 wickets in nine matches in a Ranji Trophy. He was retained by RCB for Rs 7 crore during the auction.
Kuldeep, who was bought for Rs 20 lakh, once had to borrow shoes. His father runs a small hair cutting salon at Sirmour Chouraha in Rewa town. Seeing his hunger for the game, the local cricket academy had even waived off his coaching fees.
Ramesh is from Jalalabad, Punjab, whose father is a cobbler and mother sells make-up products in neighbouring villages. He began his cricketing career with a tennis ball and would play local matches to earn meagre amounts to support his family financially.