IPL 2024
Grammy-Winning Artist Drake Places Rs 2.07 Crore Bet On KKR For IPL Final
By SMCS - May 26, 2024 8:00 am
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Multiple Grammy-winning rapper Drake has placed a huge amount of USD 250,000 (around Rs 2.07 Crore) bet on Kolkata Knight Riders to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 final on Sunday. The veteran Canadian musician, who regularly places bets on various sporting events across the world, took to his Instagram to share a picture of the receipt. This was the first time that Drake placed a bet on any cricket match as well. The post quickly went viral with users commenting on the rapper’s betting record as well.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc drew the first blood

When it comes to his bets, Drake has lost USD 2 million bet that he placed on the UFC fight in 2022 between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira as well. While Drake had his bet on Adesanya winning the fight, Pereira became winner via technical knockout. However, Drake got his SuperBowl 2024 prediction completely right as the Kansas City Chiefs claimed a thrilling victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders topped the league stages with 19 points and then beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 to comfortably book their spot in the IPL 2024 final as well. On the other hand, it has been a tough road for SRH who finished third in the points table as well. In the IPL Eliminator, SRH defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru and then beat Rajasthan Royals in IPL Qualifier 2 on Friday.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins and Heinrich Klaasen

“The boys have been fantastic all season. There’s a great vibe in the squad as you can see and the final was the goal at the start of the season and we made it. We knew our strength was our batting and we wouldn’t underestimate the experience we have in this squad, it’s a dream having Bhuvi, Nattu and Unadkat, makes my job easy. [on whose decision it was to bring Shahbaz as impact player] Dan Vettori, left-arm orthodox and wanted as many left-arm orthodox as possible,” Pat Cummins added.

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“[on Abhishek’s bowling] That was a surprise, tried to stick one out of him with a couple of right-handers and he bowled beautifully and those two won it with their bowling in the middle overs. 170 was a tough chase and had we got a couple of wickets we knew we had a chance. I will never pretend to work out the pitch and conditions ever, different every week. It is for the whole franchise, probably 60 or 70 of them who put their heart and soul into this and hopefully one more left,” Pat Cummins said.