“Probably Overpaid…”: Ex-Australia Star On SRH’s Huge Bid For Harry Brook
Comprehensive English Sam Curran and comprehensive Australia Green Cameron attracted a lot of attention after they earned huge amount of money from Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, in IPL 2023 mini auction in Kochi. PBKS spent 18.50 Cr INR on Curran as he became the most expensive player in IPL auction history. On the other hand, Green became the second most expensive player with a price tag of 17.50 Cr from Mumbai. Similarly, Sunrisers Hyderabad is also not afraid to spend a large sum of money to get the services of Mayank Agarwal and Harry Book, when they gave them 8.25 Cr and 13.25 Cr respectively.
However, the former Australian tennis player David Hussey not entirely satisfied with SRH spending such a huge amount on Brook, calling it “overpaying”.
“Not really, I think reproductive health might be overpaid. I’m not surprised at the amount of money he spent but I think SRH spent a lot of money on a player similar to Aiden Markram already on the list. It’s a good purchase, but are they overspending? Hopefully they won’t miss anyone on the backend like a good local spinner like M Ashwin or Markande,” David Hussey told Star Sports.
SRH entered into a bidding war with Rajasthan Royals to acquire Brook’s service, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also entered the race. Brook, who has set his base price at Rs. 1.5 crore, has come to prominence with his incredible swinging play in his short but sweet international career to date.
He has recently emerged as the top scorer in the Test series against Pakistan, scoring 468 runs with an average of 93.60, over three and a half centuries and the best score. was 153. He was also awarded the ‘Man of the Series’ for his superb performance in the longer format.
England team captain Ben Stokes was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 16.25 crore. Poor Nicholas had the highest bid ever for a West Indies player when he was picked up by Lucknow Supergiants for Rs 16 crore.
Among the untapped players, Shivam Mavic was picked up by Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore while Mukesh Kumar was picked up by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.50 crore.
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