After receiving an incredible bid of Rs 18.5 crore from Punjab Kings at the mini-auction, Sam Curran has broke the record for the most expensive player in IPL auction history.
Sam Curran, an all-rounder for England, criticised an airline on Wednesday for denying him access to a flight. Curran received a staggering Rs 18.5 crore bid from Punjab Kings in the mini-auction last month, making him the most expensive player in IPL auction history. Curran stated on Twitter that Virgin Atlantic, a British airline, had refused to let him board the plane because of a broken seat issue, calling the situation “shocking and embarrassing.”
“I just arrived for a trip with @VirginAtlantic, and they informed me that because my seat is broken, I cannot ride on the aircraft. absolutely insane Gratitude to @VirginAtlantic. unpleasant and shocking, “Tweeted Curran
The T20 World Cup’s Player of the Tournament, Curran, will represent PBKS in the 2017 IPL season.
The T20 World Cup player of the tournament was the subject of a heated bidding war between Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Punjab Kings.
In the end, Punjab Kings had to spend a fortune to secure Curran, who received the highest-ever offer, surpassing the previous greatest purchase by Rajasthan Royals in 2021 of South African all-rounder Chris Morris for Rs 16.25 crore.
After being acquired by PBKS, Curran admitted that the night before the IPL mini-auction, he had a restless and anxious night.
“I didn’t get much sleep last night since I was a little anxious and enthusiastic about the auction. But yes, I am utterly humbled and overjoyed that I was able to achieve what I accomplished. I never had any hopes of getting that, “Cricket Live – Auction Special on Star Sports featured a statement from Curran.