Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins ventured into record books on Thursday as he became the most expensive foreign buy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2020 auction at a whopping amount of 15.50 crores.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) December 19, 2019
Cummins broke the record of England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes who was sold at 14.5 crores during the IPL 2017 auctions.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins has made history!
The most expensive overseas buy in the IPL ever! Wow! https://t.co/FTUp1upGGe
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins will make just under $10,000 per delivery in the IPL next year. No Big Bash contract this summer, but Cummins’ $3.1 million price will see him take home almost as much as two entire BBL franchises (36 players). #BBL09 #IPLauction
— Sam Landsberger 🗯 (@SamLandsberger) December 19, 2019
Most expensive player of IPL 2020:
Virat Kohli – 17cr.
Pat Cummins – 15.5cr.
MS Dhoni – 15cr.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins has just been sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for over $3.1m!
The Aussie is now the most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) December 19, 2019
— Dr Khushboo 👛 (@khushbookadri) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins's reaction after becoming the most expensive overseas buy in the IPL ever.
— Fagun (@fagun07) December 19, 2019
Well, well. That’s one heck of a pay day for Pat Cummins… #IPLAuction2020
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 19, 2019
In 2014, KKR bought Pat Cummins for 1 crore INR.
Six years later, they put 15.5 crores for Cummins. #IPLAuction2020
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 19, 2019