Mohammad Kaif, Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting (Twitter)
Mohammad Kaif, Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting (Twitter)

England all-rounder Tom Curran has expressed his delight over getting picked up by Delhi Capitals in the IPL Auction 2021 and is super excited to learn from Ricky Ponting. Ponting is the head coach of Delhi Capitals right now and has brought a lot of improvements in the team taking them to their first IPL final last year in the 13 editions. Tom Curran was bought by the Delhi team after a bidding war with Hyderabad for 5.25 crore.

Tom Curran played for the Rajasthan Royals in the previous edition of IPL in UAE scoring 106 runs and has taken 9 wickets so far. All-rounder has a lot of experience playing for various franchises around the world in the T20 format and can be a handy death bowler with a lot of variations up his sleeve. He is most likely to be a backup all-rounder for Chris Woakes or Marcus Stoinis in the playing lineup.

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tom curran[photo: The Telegraph]

Curran Delighted To Mix With Different Players

Tom Curran was happy to announce his delight on Twitter over getting picked up by Delhi in the IPL 2021 auction. He was grateful to get an opportunity to mix up with different players in the squad as well as to learn a lot from one of the Australian greats like Ricky Ponting. Tom Curran was the most expensive buy for the Delhi team who had to fill a lot of backup options with their core retained.

“Absolutely delighted to be joining @DelhiCapitals for this years @IPL. Buzzing about the opportunity to mix with all the amazing players in the squad and I’m also super excited to learn from one of the greatest in Ricky Ponting. See you soon India,” Tom Curran tweeted.

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Tom Curran. (Credits: Twitter)

Umesh Yadav Gets Picked Up For His Base Price

One of the most surprising buys for Indian speedster Umesh Yadav getting picked up for his base price of 1 crore by Delhi. The Vidarbha lad was released by RCB ahead of the auction and was expected to go for a lot of money. The franchises preferred to go for a lot of overseas quicks rather than Indian domestic performers.

Players acquired by Delhi Capitals at the IPL 2021 Auction: Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod and Manimaran Siddharth.

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Umesh Yadav

Chris Morris broke the records to become the most expensive player in the history of IPL Auction after Rajasthan bought him for 16.25 crores.

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