IPL 2024 Auction: ‘Wasn’t Expecting Anything’- Spencer Johnson After Bagging INR 10 Crore Deal From GT

Updated - 20 Dec 2023, 05:21 PM

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Australia pacer Spencer Johnson has said that he wasn’t expecting anything from IPL 2024 auction. Spencer Johnson grabbed a Rs. 10 crore deal from Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024 auction. The Australia pacer will play his debut season in IPL 2024.

Spencer Johnson had a base price of Rs. 50 lakh in IPL 2024 auction. However, Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals engaged in an exciting bidding war to grab the Aussie pacer into their squads. In the end, Gujarat Titans captured him for Rs. 10 crore.

The 26-year-old pacer has only played 1 ODI and 2 T20Is for Australia so far. He made his international debut for Australia during a T20I match against South Africa in August 2023. Notably, he also played an ODI match against India in September 2023 in which he went wicketless at a high economy of 7+.

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I Wasn’t Expecting Anything: Spencer Johnson

After grabbing an expensive deal of Rs. 10 crore with Gujarat Titans, Spencer Johnson told Fox Sports that he wasn’t expecting anything from the IPL 2024 auction.

“I never thought I’d be in this situation … I wasn’t expecting anything. I felt like I had the potential, it was a question of whether I could get myself right. I’ve always had that inner belief, but it was more whether my body would let me,” the left-armer said.

Spenser Johnson, who plays for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, also added that his family was quite happy after his expensive deal in the IPL 2024 auction. He also added that he was excited to be part of Gujarat Titans.

“The longer it was going, the less chance I had. It’s a moment for my whole family. They’ve been there the whole way, so for them to experience it as well, it’s pretty special.

I’m very excited to be a part of Gujarat (Titans). They’ve played in two finals already. They’ve got an unbelievable list and unbelievable support staff,” the Brisbane Heat pacer further said.

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Spencer Johnson Had Incredible 12 Months: Teammate Michael Neser

Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson’s teammate in the Brisbane Heat, said that the former had an incredible 12 months. He also informed that every Brisbane Heat teammate congratulated him for getting an IPL contract.

“His pockets are pretty heavy. All the boys are lining up for his shout of coffee this morning. Everyone knew how talented he was, it was just that injury after injury held him back, but he’s found that sweet spot now. He’s had an incredible 12 months and he’s been rewarded with a nice pay cheque,” Michael Neser said.

Spencer Johnson has had a wonderful year in 2023. He made his international debut and was also picked in franchise tournaments like The Hundred 2023 and Big Bash League 2023-24. He is part of Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League 2023-24. He also played for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred 2023.

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Meanwhile, other than Spencer Johnson, Gujarat Titans bought 7 more players during the IPL 2024 auction. Shahrukh Khan at Rs. 7.40 crore and Umesh Yadav at Rs. 5.80 crore were two other costly picks by Gujarat Titans. Robin Minz, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Manav Suthar were other players that GT bought during the mini-auction.

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