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IPL: Old is sold for Mumbai Indians

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Here’s a look at the IPL franchise’s list of veteran picks over the years

IPL-1 (2008)

Sanath Jayasuriya was 40 when MI bought him for USD 975,000. He scored a fine 114 not out off just 48 balls vs Chennai. Shaun Pollock was 36 when MI got him for USD 550,000. He aggregated 147 runs & 11 wkts from 13 matches.

IPL-4 (2011)

Andrew Symonds was 35 when MI bought him for USD 850,000. He was a complete flop for MI failing to score a single half century and struggled to keep his place in the playing XI.

IPL-5 (2012)

Herschelle Gibbs was 38 when MI picked him for USD 50,000. The hard-hitter and super fielder however didn’t make too much of an impact scoring an aggregate of 81 runs from the three matches he played.

IPL-6 (2013)

Ricky Ponting was 38 when he was not bought for USD 400,000 and handed captaincy too. The Australian played in just 6 matches but did what no other MI skipper could in the IPL — help them win the title.

IPL-7 (2014)

MI have bought India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan (35) for 2.6cr and veteran Australian Michael Hussey (38) for a whopping Rs 5cr. Only time will tell how well the two seasoned campaigners fare for the defending champions.

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