The 2023 Indian Premier League action witnessed England’s young all-rounder Sam Curran becoming the most expensive all-rounder in the league’s history. Curran earned INR 18.50 crore as he returned to Punjab Kings ahead of the 2023 edition. However, England players were in heavy demand as Ben Stokes was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for a massive INR 16.50 crore as well. However, former Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer expressed his surprise at how he fetched even more than Stokes in the auction.
Meanwhile, Australia youngster Cameron Green, who showed brilliant shows in the T20Is against India before the T20 World Cup as he opened the batting alongside Aaron Finch, earned a whopping INR 17.50 crore, as he was signed by the Mumbai Indians as well. Jaffer again said that Green is expected to do well.
“Must say I’m surprised that Cam Green has gone for more than Ben Stokes. Purely because Ben Stokes is already the player one expects Cam Green to be later in his career. Plus Stokes offers leadership option as well. #IPLAuction,” Wasim Jaffer wrote on his official Twitter account as well.
Must say I'm surprised that Cam Green has gone for more than Ben Stokes. Purely because Ben Stokes is already the player one expects Cam Green to be later in his career. Plus Stokes offers leadership option as well. #IPLAuction
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 23, 2022
“I’m pinching myself that this has all happened. It’s such a weird feeling watching an auction for yourself. I can’t believe how nervous I was and I was shaking like anything when the final call was confirmed. I’ve always been a huge fan of the IPL and it’s going to be so cool to be a part of it. The Mumbai Indians are one of the powerhouses of the competition so I feel very humbled to be joining them. I can’t wait to get there next year,” Green had said.