Bowling is never easy in the IPL. Flat tracks, small grounds, and big bats make it easy for batsmen to plunder bowler for runs. However, there are instances when bowlers completely lose the plot and are hammered so viciously all around the stadium, that their eventual figures become an embarrassment.
Here we look at the five most expensive spells in the tournament’s history:
5. Ashok Dinda 4-0-63-0
Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors, 2013
Bowling inexpensively in the IPL had never been the trait of fast bowler Ashok Dinda. And in this match against the Mumbai Indians, he showed that once again. Playing for the Pune Warriors, Dinda started horribly with a wide followed by four scintillating boundaries by Sachin Tendulkar. He was later taken to the cleaners by Rohit Sharma all around the Wankhede and ended up with dreadful figures of 4-0-63-0. The spell allowed Mumbai to amass 183 runs on the board and clinch the game by 41 runs.