‘Absolutely Pumped,’ Says Pat Cummins After Being Picked by KKR 

Pat Cummins was sold for a whopping amount of Rs 15.50 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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Australian pacer Pat Cummins had a base price of Rs 2 crore.
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Cummins, who sits at the top of the bowlers rankings in Test cricket, was sold for a whopping amount of Rs 15.50 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). His figures went past England all-rounder Ben Stokes' auction bid of 14.5 crores made at the IPL 2017 auctions.

Cummins became the most expensive foreign player in the history of IPL. He had a base price of 2 Crore.

Cummins, who sits at the top of the bowlers rankings in Test cricket, was sold for a whopping amount of Rs 15.50 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). His figures went past England all-rounder Ben Stokes' auction bid of 14.5 crores made at the IPL 2017 auctions.

The Australian pacer also became the second most expensive player in the history of the IPL auction, after former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was signed by the then Delhi Daredevils franchise for Rs16 crore in 2015.

KKR’s official twitter handle posted a video message by Pat Cummins on their twitter handle.

“Absolutely pumped to be back on board with KKR. Spent my first couple of years here. Can’t wait to work with Bazz (Brendon) McCullum, Eoin Morgan, back with Andre Russell, Sunil Narine. Can’t wait to get out there, absolutely pumped.”
Pat Cummins, Australia Cricketer

Initially, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals were locked in a bidding war for Cummins who had a base price of Rs2 crore. The bid swiftly soared past 5 crore, with RCB in the lead briefly at 5.25 crore. Cummins eventually returned to KKR for a jaw-dropping 15.5 crore.

The 26-year-old, who has played 25 T20Is for Australia, had played 16 IPL matches for Delhi Capitals till this season in which he scalped 17 wickets.

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