Twitter Reactions: Kings XI Punjab bags Sam Curran for INR 7.2 crores
Curran has had a superlative year.
Published - Dec 18, 2018 6:46 pm | Updated - Dec 18, 2018 6:46 pm
England have produced a number of talented cricketer over the years, the latest of them is all-rounder Sam Curran. He forayed into international cricket during the Three Lions’ Test series against Pakistan at Headingley, Leeds and he didn’t disappoint by any stretch of the imagination. Thereafter, he was picked for the five-match Test series against India, captained by Virat Kohli.
In the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham, he picked up some crucial wickets and got the ball to move prodigiously. In the Brits’ second innings, he scored a magnificent half-century, which eventually took the match away from the visiting team. With the stupendous performance, he captured the imaginations of the supporters and also impressed the selectors.
Sam goes massive
Albeit he only has an experience of seven Tests and two ODIs, he is touted to have a bright future in the offing. Parking aside in Test and ODI career, he has had a decent T20 career as well. The 20-year-old has played 47 T20s, representing Surrey in England’s domestic cricket, in which Curran has notched 478 runs at an average of 15.93 and a decent strike-rate of 118.90.
He was recently blessed as he was listed as a marquee player in the auction of next edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL) with a base price of INR 2 crore. Bearing in mind his recent performance, he was expected to attract a significant bid. Delhi Capitals (DC) started the bidding and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) joined the intense bidding thereafter.
After quite some time, the Capitals backed out and Kings XI Punjab joined the bidding. However, RCB didn’t back out. Eventually, it was Punjab, who managed to bag his services at a big price of INR 7.2 crores. He hasn’t played in India yet and it will be interesting to see whether he’s able to weave his magic in sub-continent conditions.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Hell of an IPL deal for Sam Curran. The million-dollar man.
— Lewis Winter (@LewisAWinter) December 18, 2018
Whoa Sam Curran goes for 720. KXIP can use him as a floater in middle overs and could be handy bowler upfront at Dharamshala. #IPLAuction
— Sandy. (@ThatWickedGuy_) December 18, 2018
Sam Curran ends his stellar year with a £800k/US$1m deal at Kings XI Punjab (despite pic of his brother Tom used during the auction)
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) December 18, 2018
Sam Curran – the only player in history of Test cricket to reach his first 3 fifties with a six – is bought by KXIP for 7.2 crore.
Excellent pick – can be a floater & will surely be handful with the ball.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 18, 2018
— Sneha Singh (@Imsnehasingh) December 18, 2018
Sam curran will be decided a game changer for KXI best pick of the IPL, what about ur opinion sir @Asktheexpert
— Harsh (@ABDHs555) December 18, 2018
Thankkkk god Sam Curran is ours!!!! 💯
— Kritika Bhargava (@Daviddekritz) December 18, 2018
Sam Curran was always going to be in for a big payday after his India test series performance! #IPLAuction
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) December 18, 2018
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 18, 2018
— Krunal Panchal (@Krunal3361) December 18, 2018
The only other slightly predictable thing was Sam Curran being among the costliest overseas players. In fact, he's *the costliest* at 7.2 crores, goes to KXIP. #IPLAuctions
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 18, 2018
— 💞Sunny💞 (@Sunny_here07) December 18, 2018
Cheeky one million dollars for Sam Curran. I'd take it. #IPLAuction2019
— Will Thompson (@WillThompson5) December 18, 2018
— Chandu☮ (@chandu_212) December 18, 2018
— S.P. Raina🇮🇳 (@SureshParasriy) December 18, 2018
Kings XI who started well last season, but couldn't reach play offs wins the battle for Sam Curran . The English allrounder will be available till 23 April only , I think. 7.2 Crores
— Joby George (@JobyGeo19345834) December 18, 2018
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