IPL Auction 2023: Wasim Jaffer, Tom Moody, Stuart Binny Share Their Views On Sam Curran Becoming Costliest Player In IPL History

Updated - 23 Dec 2022, 08:44 PM

Sam Curran
Sam Curran (PC-Getty Images)

Former India National Cricket Team players – Wasim Jaffer and Stuart Binny – and former Australia National Cricket Team player Tom Moody have shared their views on the 24-year-old England National Cricket Team all-rounder Sam Curran becoming the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The star England all-rounder Curran won the Player of the Tournament as well as the Player of the Match in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. He entered the auction with a base price of INR 2 crore.

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Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings were engaged in an intense bidding war to acquire the services of Curran. In the end, Punjab Kings, which entered the auction with the second-highest purse of INR 32.2 crore, outbid everyone to acquire Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore.

Wasim Jaffer. Photo- Twitter
Jaffer. Photo- Twitter

During a discussion on ESPNcricinfo, Wasim Jaffer, who is the batting coach of the Punjab Kings (PBKS), said:

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“He is a 3-dimensional player, bat, bowl and field, can bat at the top of the order as well and a death bowler. Even though we have got Rabada and Arshdeep, but somebody as good as Sam Curran, no surprises there.”

Curran broke Chris Morris’ record for INR 16.25 crore to become the most expensive buy at an IPL auction. Also, he has become the most expensive player in the history of the IPL, overtaking even the retained players – Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (INR 17 crore).

Champion all-rounders demand this price – Stuart Binny on Sam Curran

Stuart Binny
Binny (Image Credit: Twitter)

During the same discussion, Stuart Binny showered praise on the young Englishman and said:

“I think it’s also the amount of hard work that he has put in. The results he has got, not only for the teams that he has played but also for England proves his amount and champion all-rounders demand this price.”

Former Australia National Cricket Team player Tom Moody, meanwhile, said that the stars aligned perfectly for Curran to bag a huge INR 18.50 crore IPL deal. He said:

“It’s a great example of, particularly in the mini-auction, of supply and demand. There’s a huge demand for every team for an all-rounder. And Sam Curran, it’s also perfect timing for him, given his performances in the World Cup, and his age. All the stars have aligned for him perfectly to get this type of price. It’s a big pick up for Kings and a good one, they look a very very good side.”

IPL Auction 2023- Sam Curran Bought By Punjab Kings (PBKS) For 18.50 Crores
IPL Auction 2023- Curran Bought By Punjab Kings (PBKS) For 18.50 Crores

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