Australian captain Pat Cummins makes IPL auction history and joins Sunrisers Hyderabad for a record bid of Rs 20.5 crore.

The World Cup-winning captain of the Australian cricket team, Pat Cummins, made history at the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai by breaking the record for the most expensive player in IPL history. Sunrisers Hyderabad secured Cummins' services for an unprecedented price of Rs 20.50 crore on Tuesday following an intense bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Commencing with a base price of Rs 2 crore, Cummins found himself at the centre of a fierce bidding war, primarily involving Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sunrisers franchise. In a groundbreaking moment, the all-rounder became the first player in IPL history to breach the 20-crore mark.

He surpassed the previous record held by England all-rounder Sam Curran, who was acquired by the Punjab Kings for Rs 18.50 crore in the 2023 auction. Cummins not only secured the title of the most expensive overseas player but also claimed the prestigious title of the most expensive player ever in IPL history.

Cummins led the Australian team to a historic sixth World Cup title by defeating India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in November.



Dec 19, 2023 12:23 PM