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IPL Actions: ‘Surprised Sam Curran has gone for more than Ben Stokes’

CricketIPL Actions: 'Surprised Sam Curran has gone for more than Ben Stokes'

Srinagar: Former India batter and Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer said thay he is surprised that youngster Sam Currant fethched mor amount than that of Ben Stokes in IPL Auction 2023.

Englan all-rounder Sam Curran becoming the most expensive all-rounder in the event’s history. Curran fetched INR 18.50 crore from Punjab Kings.
England Test skipper Ben Stokes was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for INR 16.50 crore as well.

Australia youngster Cameron Green, fetched a whopping INR 17.50 crore, as he was signed by the Mumbai Indians.

“Must say I’m surprised that Cam Green has gone for more than Ben Stokes. Purely because Ben Stokes is already the player one expects Cam Green to be later in his career. Plus Stokes offers leadership option as well. #IPLAuction,” Wasim Jaffer Tweeted.

Meanwhile Green has said that he was surprised at the amount at which he was eventually bought by Mumbai Indians.

“I’m pinching myself that this has all happened. It’s such a weird feeling watching an auction for yourself. I can’t believe how nervous I was and I was shaking like anything when the final call was confirmed. I’ve always been a huge fan of the IPL and it’s going to be so cool to be a part of it. The Mumbai Indians are one of the powerhouses of the competition so I feel very humbled to be joining them. I can’t wait to get there next year,” Green had said.

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