Harry Brook was 'shocked' but not 'motivated' on landing huge IPL deal

Harry Brook was one of the costliest buys of the IPL mini-auction in December 2022, thus adding to the tally of most sought-after English players.

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Harry Brook of England. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

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The England batter, Harry Brook has made a comment quite like a 'conundrum' with regard to his big IPL deal he landed in the IPL mini-auction of December 2022.

Harry Brook said that he was extremely 'shocked' to know the amount he had landed at the auction, but simultaneously he was 'not at all motivated' by money to practise his profession. He treats his profession as something he loves doing and not judge it on monetary basis.

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"I've not got many words, to be honest. I thought I'd get picked up, but I didn't think I'd get picked up for that much. One thing I would say is that I'm not motivated by money," the 23-year-old told the Daily Mail.

The right-handed explosive batter clearly stated that he is not concerned with financial gains, but he respects and fully honours cricket as his profession, because he 'loves' batting. He wants to continue playing and contributing truly for his country for as long and as much as possible.

Brook iterated, "Obviously, it's a nice touch, but I just want to play cricket for the best teams and play for England as long as I can. Yes, the IPL was a big dream for me and the money is a big bonus, but it is not the be all and end all. I play because I love batting." 

The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise bought Brook for a huge sum of ₹ 13.25 cr in the auction. On being asked whether he feels he can live up to the worth of all the money, the youngster was quick to give a witty answer.

"I'll be able to tell you that after the IPL, won't I? I want to be a match-winner, that's something I've always said, and batting in the middle order, one of the main aspects of my game is trying to chase down scores," Brook concluded.

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