What did Sam Curran do when a fierce bidding war was on at IPL 2023 Mini Auction in Kochi?

Xtra Time Web Desk: England and Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran chose to switch off his mobile phone as he was involved in a bidding war between six teams, including his former franchise Chennai Super Kings. He was finally brought by Punjab Kings for 18.50 crores, making him the most expensive player in the history of IPL, eclipsing South African all rounder Chris Morris when he was brought by Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 crore in IPL 2021.

Curran was with his girlfriend and her father when the bidding was on. It turned out to Lady Luck for Sam as he drew the maximum amount in the history of cash rich league.

Curran was in high demand as he was the Player of the Tournament in the T20 World Cup this year after his skills as a “death bowler” closing down opposition batsmen in the final overs turned him into a potent weapon for England.

The left-arm quick and attacking middle-order batsman had a successful stint with Chennai Super Kings but parted ways after a back injury and missed the 2022 edition.