Gautam Gambhir: Gautam Gambhir started his career in IPL with Delhi Daredevils. The name of Delhi Daredevils has now been changed to Delhi Capitals. Gautam also captained Delhi in the initial season, but the Delhi team released him. After that Gautam went to Kolkata Knight Riders, captained it, scored a lot of runs and made KKR champion twice. At the same time, Delhi team has not been able to win IPL even once.
The Delhi team had released many big players in the history of IPL like Gautam Gambhir, who later became one of the greatest players in the history of IPL, and hence Delhi has been regretting those mistakes till date. . Let us tell you in this article about 5 such players, by releasing whom Delhi made the biggest mistake.
The first name in this list is that of Gautam Gambhir. Gautam started with Delhi, because he was a resident of Delhi. The Delhi team also handed over the captaincy to him, but could not express their trust for long, and released him in IPL 2011. Kolkata Knight Riders included Gautam in the team by paying a huge amount, and also made him the captain. Gautam made KKR champion twice in IPL 2012 and 2014.
The next name in this list is Glenn Maxwell. This Australian player was included by Delhi in their team in IPL 2012, but was not given much opportunities and was released in the very next season. After that Maxwell went to Kings XI Punjab, and scored 552 runs at a strike rate of 187.75 in IPL 2014. Even in IPL 2018, Maxwell again went to Delhi, but Delhi again did not show confidence in him, and now Maxwell has been performing well for RCB for the last three seasons.
Andre Russell also started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils. He played just two seasons for Delhi, scoring 58 runs in 7 matches, and taking just 1 wicket. Delhi released him, and KKR also included him in their team, after which he emerged as a dangerous player, till date he is with KKR.
AB de Villiers
The IPL career of this former South African legend and the player known as Mr. 360 in the world also started with Delhi Daredevils. However, his first season was not good. However, in the second season he scored more than 400 runs for Delhi, which included a century, but in the third season he scored only 111 runs. After that Delhi released him, and he went to RCB. After that AB de Villiers remained in RCB, and played many brilliant match-winning innings over the years. RCB also honored him with the Hall of Fame after retirement.
David Warner also started his career with Delhi Daredevils. He stayed in Delhi for five seasons from 2009 to 2013, and played good innings many times. However, after being released from Delhi, Warner went to Sunrisers Hyderabad, and emerged as the most dangerous overseas opener in IPL history. Not only this, he also took over the captaincy of Hyderabad, and also made them champion in 2016. At present, Warner is the batsman who has scored the most half-centuries, and is also at third place in terms of most runs. However, for the last few seasons, Warner has once again returned to Delhi, but Delhi has regretted releasing him.
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