Kolkata spent 42 crores to retain these 4 players including Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer, who changed the fortunes of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021, was retained by his franchise for an amount of 8 crores. Apart from this, Kolkata also spent a considerable amount on 3 other players.

To retain all-rounder Andre Russell, Kolkata spent an amount of 16 crores, although out of this Russell would get only 12 crores. On the other hand, mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty was picked up by the franchise for Rs 8 crore but Rs 12 crore was spent from the purse.

Apart from this, the franchise also spent 6 crores to retain Sunil Narine. If the amount of the four players is added, then Kolkata has spent a total of 42 crores for 4 players.

Talking about the performance, Venkatesh Iyer had no doubts about retaining it. It will not be an exaggeration to say that it is because of opener Venkatesh Iyer that Kolkata’s team reached the playoffs of IPL 2021. In 10 matches, Iyer scored 370 runs at an average of 41 in which his best score was 67 runs. In this season he scored 4 half-centuries and also took 3 wickets.

Andre Russell scored 183 runs at an average of 26 in 10 matches for Kolkata in IPL 2021. Apart from this, he took 11 wickets in bowling. This was the reason that Kolkata spent the most amount for Russell.

Sunil Narine took 16 wickets in 14 matches. Varun Chakraborty, the highest wicket-taker for the team, took 18 wickets in 17 matches.

With fearless cricket, Kolkata traveled to the final

KKR had lost five out of seven matches in the first leg but performed well in the second leg in UAE and made it to the finals. Many of the team members are quite young like Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi. Played cricket. The team had nothing to lose due to the poor performance in the first part.

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