Sam Curran gives an epic reaction after becoming the most expensive player in IPL auction
By SMCS - Dec 24, 2022 12:50 pm
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England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player at the IPL auction for the upcoming season when Punjab Kings bought him for a whopping price of INR 18.50 crore. His value increased after a stunning show in Australia at the recently-concluded T20 World Cup as well. With this, he overtook Chris Morris, who held the previous record after being purchased by Rajasthan Royals for INR 16.25 crore in 2021 as well.

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Sam Curran and MS Dhoni

On the other hand, Cameron Green was bought by Mumbai Indians for 17.50 crore, making him the second most expensive player in the IPL, Stokes went to Chennai Super Kings for INR 16.25 crore. Meanwhile, while sharing his thoughts on this, Sam Curran shared that he was quite nervous and had trouble sleeping at night before the auction.

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“I didn’t sleep much last night, was a bit excited, also nervous about how the auction was going to go. But yeah, absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly humbled that I managed to get what I did. I never had any expectations to receive that,” said Curran on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Live – Auction Special’. “Going back to where it all started for me in the IPL with Punjab, where I made my debut four years ago. So, to be going back there seems fantastic and I am looking forward to joining a few English teammates as well.”

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Sam Billings and Shardul Thakur played togther for CSK

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“I know the stadium. I know Mohali pretty well, so that obviously is a little bit of an advantage, having some familiar team mates who’ll help me. And yeah, I feel confident going into this tournament, where I’ve come off a fantastic world cup. And yeah, it’s amazing, I’m just incredibly excited it’s just a few months away till I will be coming to India, but it’s incredibly exciting. A massively big opportunity, which I’m so excited about, it’s incredible as you can probably imagine. There are so many things running through my mind and yeah it’s absolutely incredible, very overwhelmed,” Sam Curran concluded.