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Sam Curran Creates History With 18.5 Crore in IPL 2023 Auction

Last Updated: December 26, 2022, 14:51 IST


The record for the most expensive player in the history of the competition has been broken with T20 World Cup’s player of the tournament Sam Curran of England shattering records after being bought by Punjab Kings for a jaw-dropping Rs 18.5 crore.Curran’s countryman Ben Stokes commanded a cool Rs 16.25 crore, the joint-third costliest bid in history, as he joined MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.Five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians weren’t to be left behind as they shored up their already star-studded line-up with the rising Aussie allrounder Cameron Green who was purchased for, wait for it, Rs 17.5 crore making him the second most expensive buy ever.It's to be noted that as many as five franchises were in contention for Curran with MI opening the bid at his base price of Rs 2 crore. RCB joined at Rs 2.2 crore and then RR entered the fray with a bid of Rs 7 crore.CSK then raised their paddle for Rs 11.75 crore before PBKS pushed it to Rs 14 crore, upping the stakes.LSG, who made their IPL debut earlier this year, then joined in with Rs 15.75 crore but they dropped out at Rs 16.25 crore. PBKS then made Curran the most expensive buy with Rs 16.5 crore bid but MI were unfazed as the two continued pushing the envelope and finally Punjab Kings roped Curran for 18.5 Crore.