Sam Curran: Sleepless last night, both excited and nervous | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Like Sam Curran became the most expensive purchase ever at IPL auctionreaching a record Rs 18.5 crore, the 24-year-old admitted that he had spent a sleepless and nervous night before the mini-auction.
Curran was purchased by King of Punjaba franchise he replayed in 2019.

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Curran saw an intense bid with the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings frantically lifting their oars to win the bridge’s service. The best player of the T20 World Cup tournament.
In the end it was the Punjab Kings who broke the bank to get Curran, who made the highest bid ever, better than the previous best buy of Rs 16.25 crore that Rajasthan had The Royals have shelled out to snag South African all-around athlete Chris Morris in 2021.

“I didn’t get much sleep last night, was a bit excited and also worried about how the auction was going. But yes, I was completely overwhelmed and extremely humbled by what I got. I never had any expectations to get it,” Curran said on Star Sports ‘Cricket Live – Auction Special’.
The 24-year-old all-around athlete said he is happy to be back in the Punjab outfit, which he has performed with. IPL launched in 2019. Punjab Kings then known as Kings XI Punjab.
“Obviously, going back to where it all started for me in IPL with Punjab, where I had my first season four years ago. So going back there looks fantastic and I’m looking forward to it. being joined by a few British teammates as well,” said Curran.
After a brilliant start at the T20 World Cup, Curran is eager to start his new journey with the Punjab Kings at IPL.
“Yes, I think it will be very different, but like I said, I know the stadium. I know Mohali quite well, so that’s obviously a small advantage, having some familiar teammates will help me.

“And yes, I feel confident going into this tournament where I’ve had a great World Cup. And yes, it’s amazing, I’m super excited, I’m only a few months away from India. Degrees, but it’s super fun,” he said.
“A hugely big opportunity that I’m super excited about, it’s just as incredible as you can imagine. There’s a lot going through my mind and yes, it’s absolutely unbelievable, very overwhelming.”
(With input from PTI)


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