As the high-voltage trades of IPL 2024 have come to an end with the release of the retention list, fans were left shocked by some decisions. Despite huge speculations about Hardik Pandya’s homecoming, the Gujarat Titans have retained their skipper. However, the Mumbai Indians have parted ways with Jofra Archer ahead of the auctions. Meanwhile, the trading kings Mumbai Indians failed to steal the deal ahead of retention, but the trade window is still open for them. So, before the players auction, here are the top 5 trades ever made in Indian Premier League history.
#5. Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
In a significant move before the IPL 2023 auction, Indian pace-bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur was traded from the Delhi Capitals (DC) to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a substantial sum of 10.75 crore INR. The transaction marked a return to KKR for Thakur, as he was acquired by Delhi Capitals for the same amount during the 2022 auction. The trade highlights the dynamic nature of player movements in the IPL. It added a notable player to the Kolkata Knight Riders roster for that upcoming season.