IPL 2024 Auction: Pat Cummins Smashes Price Record as Most Expensive Player Ever

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IPL 2024 Auction: Pat Cummins Smashes Price Record as Most Expensive Player Ever
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Australian captain Pat Cummins made history at the IPL 2024 Auction by becoming the costliest player ever in the league, bagging a staggering INR 20.5 crore deal with Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH).

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The bidding war heated up between Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Hyderabad before SRH secured the 30-year-old, also likely to lead the team.

This marked the first time the IPL crossed the 20-crore mark for a player.

Cummins isn’t just a stellar bowler but also a reliable batsman, and his leadership skills set him apart. SRH aimed for this versatile profile, justifying their hefty INR 20.5 crore bid for the seasoned player.

The Aussie surpassed Sam Curran, the previous record holder at the IPL 2023 auction, who was bought by Punjab Kings for 18.50 crore.

Joining fellow Australian Travis Head, the star of the 2023 World Cup final, at SRH, Cummins brings his winning momentum from guiding Australia to significant victories in 2023, clinching the World Test Championship and dominating the World Cup, where Head’s brilliant 137 off 120 balls was pivotal.

Cummins had skipped IPL 2023 with Kolkata Knight Riders due to workload concerns.

Looking ahead, IPL 2024 serves as a vital build-up for the upcoming World Cup 2024 slated for the West Indies and the United States in June. It’s a crucial platform for players to gear up for this major tournament.

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