Wasim Jaffer, Tom Moody, Stuart Binny share their views on Sam Curran as the most expensive player in IPL history Sport-rated
Former India national cricketer Wasim Jaffer and Stuart Binny and former Australia national cricketer Tom Moody have shared their views on England national cricket all-rounder Sam Curran, 24, becoming the most expensive player in Indian Premier League history (IPL).
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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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.
During a discussion on ESPNcricinfo, Wasim Jaffer, who is the hitting coach for the Punjab Kings (PBKS), said:
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“He’s a three dimensional player, batting, bowling and fielding, he can also bat at the top of the order and a bowler to die for. Although we have Rabada and Arshdeep, but someone as good as Sam Curran, there are no surprises.” .
Curran broke Chris Morris’s record of INR 16.25 crore to become the most expensive buy in 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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During the same discussion, Stuart Binny praised the young Englishman, saying:
“I think it’s also the amount of hard work he’s put in. The results he’s gotten, not just for the teams he’s played for but also for England, show his amount and all-around champions demand this price.”
Meanwhile, former Australia National Cricket Team player Tom Moody said the stars aligned perfectly for Curran to land a huge IPL deal of INR 18.50 crore. He said:
“It’s a great example, particularly in the mini-auction, of supply and demand. There is a great demand for every kit of an SUV. And Sam Curran, it’s also perfect timing for him, given his World Cup performances and his age. All the stars have aligned for him perfectly to get this kind of price. It’s a big development for the Kings and a good one, they look like a very, very good team.”
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