Sam Curran To Punjab Kings, Expensive Player In IPL Auction HistorySophia Loren (Author) Published Date : Dec 23, 2022 16:11 IST
The mini-auction for IPL 2023 started in Kochi on a grand scale. The auction was hot from the start. Teams were waiting to see when the much-awaited Sam Curran would come up for auction. All the teams jumped on when it came to his bid. First, the Chennai team and Rajasthan team wrestled. Mumbai, which joined in between, clashed for a while. Eleven crores, more than three teams, were vying for Sam Curran.
While Mumbai, Chennai and Rajasthan Royals showed interest. The Punjab team was determined to bid him anyway. The Rajasthan team saw fourteen crores. After that, as Sam Curran's value continued to soar as Rajasthan fled, Chennai jumped in. Suddenly Mumbai and Lucknow Supergiants are back in.
Thus, the auction amount for Sam Curran has crossed 17 crores. Then the Chennai team retreated. The Punjab team kept knocking. Mumbai tried its best, but Punjab did not give up. Finally, Punjab Kings got hold of Sam Curran for 18.50 crores. With this, Sam Curran became the owner of the record of being the highest-bid player in the history of IPL auctions. He was followed by Cameron Greene and Ben Stokes, who was showered with cash.