The cash rich league, IPL, lures players from all around the world. The league is a great mix of glamour and cricket. Every year huge amount of money is involved in buying best players by the franchises. In this whole hustle and bustle of money, franchises leave no stone unturned to get the player they want. This way a player is very likely, to have played for more than one team. However, franchises don’t let their main player leave and do every possible thing to keep him.
Let’s look at 4 players who have played for same team through all the seasons of IPL:-
#1 Virat Kohli:-
The flamboyant Indian captain was signed in 2008, by RCB. Ever since his arrival in the IPL, he has got better every season. From a chubby youngster to a responsible leader, he went through a massive transformation. In 2010, he was the only player retained by RCB. This goes to show the importance of Virat Kohli to the franchise. Kohli didn’t disappoint them either. He became the fastest player to reach to 4000 runs in IPL. Albeit, he couldn’t lead RCB to a title victory, he has constantly given his best and amazed everyone with his performances. He has been a standout player for the franchise.
#2 Shaun Marsh:-
The Aussie opener was bought by KXIP, in the opening season of the IPL. Marsh started his campaign his campaign in the IPL from the fifth gear. He scored heavily in the first edition and went on to win the orange cap. This stint in IPL helped him to find a place in the National squad. However, since then, he has not been regular for the KXIP. He has missed a huge chunk of matches in IPL due to injuries and national duties. Albeit, his irregularities, he has been retained by the Punjab team. The player, also does not, disappoints the team and looks on top of his form, whenever he plays for them. He has scored 2213 runs in 62 matches, at an healthy average of 42.
#3 Ambati Rayudu:-
Rayudu’s career came into attention for wrong reasons, when he joined ICL in 2007. In 2009, he was pardoned by BCCI, and in 2010, he came into the scene of IPL. The middle order batsman was picked by Mumbai Indians, which changed his fortunes. Since then, he has scored over 250 runs in each season of the IPL, accumulating over 2000 runs in more than 100 matches. His exploits in the league helped him get picked for the Indian National team. He has made it a long way, since his, starting controversial days.
#4 Harbhajan Singh:-
The off-spinner has been part of the Mumbai Indians squad ever since the starting of the IPL. This long period with the team, comprised of bad as well as good days. His journey included getting in and out of the Indian national team, winning the World Cup and winning 2 IPL titles with Mumbai. He was the captain of the Mumbai team that won Champions Trophy in 2013. The veteran has performed consistently for his team, giving runs at a meagre economy of under 7 and picking up more than 100 wickets. His career in IPL is nothing less than stellar, which has benefitted Mumbai Indians in their dire times.