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“Absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly humble”: Sam Curran reacts after becoming the most expensive player in IPL history Sport-rated




England national cricket team star Sam Curran, 24, has said he is “absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly honoured” to become the most expensive player in history. IPL History.

England star Curran has won the Player of the Tournament and Man of the Match awards in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. He entered the auction with a base price of INR 2 crores.

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IPL Auction 2023: Sam Curran bought by Punjab Kings (PBKS) for Rs 18.50 crore

Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings were all embroiled in an intense bidding war to acquire Curran’s services. In the end, Punjab Kings, who entered the auction with the second highest purse of INR 32.2 crore, edged out everyone to acquire Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore.

Speaking to Star Sports, Sam Curran said he is “incredibly excited” to travel to India for next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

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“Absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly honored to receive that offer,” Curran told Star Sports, quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

“Punjab is where I did my debut season a few years ago… It will be very different, but I know Mohali Stadium quite well, and surely our teammates will help me… Incredibly excited to come to India for this great opportunity .”

Sam Curran was bought by PBKS for INR 7.2 crore in 2019 but was released after just one season allowing Chennai Super Kings to pick him ahead of IPL 2020 for INR 5.50 crore.

I sat down with my girlfriend and her dad to watch it: Sam Curran at IPL 2023 mini-auction

Sam Curran (PC – Getty Images)

Sam Curran further revealed that he was watching the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) mini auction with his girlfriend and her father. The all-rounder also said he was happy to see his latest franchise, CSK, bid for him.

“So many things go through my mind. At 9am this morning I was struggling to find a creek, [the auction] it was not on television in England. I sat down with my girlfriend and her father to watch it. In fact, I turned my phone off because I thought I was running late and didn’t want to see any congratulatory messages. I saw the offers coming in from Mumbai, then Chennai, having played for Chennai before, it was great to see them. [bidding],” he said.

Curran broke Chris Morris’s (INR 16.25) crore record to become the most expensive buy at an IPL auction. Furthermore, he has become the most expensive player in IPL history, surpassing even retained players Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (INR 17 crores).

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