Pat Cummins has seen madness in the IPL auction before. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2020 for Rs 15 crore. He got only 12 wickets in 14 matches. 16 more wickets in the next two seasons combined.
The batsman Cummins was more useful than the bowler Cummins. He played an incredible innings of 56 runs off 15 balls in 2022 IPL. But Kolkata bought the bowler Cummins, so they left him disappointed. Cummins was not seen in the last IPL.
The teams were crazy to buy that Cummins. The four-team tussle was sold for IPL record 205 million rupees in the IPL auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad took him breaking all the records of IPL.
Earlier this record was held by Sam Curren. Last season, T20 World Cup finalist was bought by Punjab Kings for 18.5 crores.
This time, Australia won the World Cup under the extraordinary leadership of Cummins. His leadership became more important to IPL franchises than pacer Cummins. Mumbai Indians wanted to get him first in the auction. Hardik Pandya is the new captain of the team, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma are also in the team. So Mumbai gave up when Cummins’ base price of 2 crores was 4.5 crores.
Royal Challengers Bangalore then entered the fight with Chennai Super Kings. They need a new captain after Virat Kohli stepped down. On the other hand, despite not needing a captain, Chennai did not give up. After raising the price of 7 crore 80 lakh, Sunrisers Hyderabad suddenly appeared. After David Warner left the team, they are waiting for a captain. The team also let go of Kane Williamson, who took over the captaincy after Warner, last season.
Chennai gave up after Hyderabad joined. In Bengaluru and Hyderabad fight, the price crossed 10 crores in no time.
Neither team gave up as both the teams had a little more than 20 crore rupees. 15 crore quickly crossed Rs. As the price went up, it exceeded the previous record of 18.5 crores. A little later, Hyderabad became the first team in the IPL auction to break the milestone of 20 crores. Bengaluru did not give up. Finally, Bengaluru gave up after going to 20 crore 50 lakh rupees.