Pat Cummins has been a tad injury prone in his career, but he has been a brute for the Australian team irrespective of the format. He is a kind of bowler, who hardly drops in intensity and gives it his all every time he steps on top the cricket field. Over the last couple of years, the fast bowler has been amongst the leading wicket-takers, showing how much effective he can be.
Cummins didn’t play the last editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was picked by Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2018, but a back injury ruled him out of the tournament. For the 2020 Auction, he set himself a base price of INR 2 crore and it wasn’t high keeping in mind his contributions across formats. It was pretty much known, the right-arm speedster will go big in the auction.
Pat Cummins setting the IPL auction ablaze
In the end, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) snapped him for a mammoth INR 15.5 crores. Therefore, Cummins became the second most expensive player ever in the IPL Auction after Yuvraj Singh. It was the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who started the bidding for the seamer. Thereafter, the Delhi Capitals (DC) started going after him. The duo was involved in a bidding war for him.
RCB going after him was understandable since the team strained in their bowling department last season. His price went on escalating at a rate of knots and even after it crossed 10 crores, RCB and DC didn’t throw in the towel. They kept going hammer and tongs. Just when it seemed that one of them will get Cummins’ services, the Knight Riders jumped in from nowhere.
They put in a bid of INR 15 crore after which the Capitals backed out. The Challengers put in a bid of 15.25 crores, but KKR hit back with a bid of 15.5 crores. No other team went for him and Cummins will now be returning to a franchise he has represented before. In the meantime, Twitterati was left absolutely dumbstruck after Cummins bagged the lucrative deal in the T20 tournament.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Pat Cummins going to KKR for the humongous price
Pat Cummins is the now at the size of a small start-up. ₹15.50 Crore to #KKR. #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 19, 2019
In 2014, KKR bought Pat Cummins for 1 crore INR.
Six years later, they put 15.5 crores for Cummins. #IPLAuction2020
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 19, 2019
Well, well. That’s one heck of a pay day for Pat Cummins… #IPLAuction2020
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins getting paid in the same range as the likes of Rohit, Dhoni and kohli. He must be over the moon right now.#IPLAuction2020
— – (@FourOverthrows) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins has just been sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for over $3.1m!
The Aussie is now the most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
Here he is watching the auction.#IPLAuction2020 pic.twitter.com/6WJ0BSzCUP
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins will make just under $10,000 per delivery in the IPL next year. No Big Bash contract this summer, but Cummins’ $3.1 million price will see him take home almost as much as two entire BBL franchises (36 players). #BBL09 #IPLauction
— Sam Landsberger 🗯 (@SamLandsberger) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) December 19, 2019
Gllen maxwell, pat cummins and Morgan after the auction pic.twitter.com/sjqEGBXD9k
— ऐडा_Sarcaster👻😈✌ (@sarcastic_ldkaa) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins is coming home to KKR💜
Tell us how you feel with a gif!#IPLAuction #KorboLorboJeetbo #IPL2020
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2019
Most expensive player of IPL 2020:
Virat Kohli – 17cr.
Pat Cummins – 15.5cr.
MS Dhoni – 15cr.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins has just become the most expensive overseas buy in IPL history. His Domain property commercial will look fairly different next season 😳 #IPLAuction2020 pic.twitter.com/t4anTk4ssS
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) December 19, 2019
I don't think Pat Cummins deserved this much amount. What say? #IPL2020Auction
— R A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins is the best businessman in the world, put him in the all-rounder category and got 15.50 CR in the auction.
Pat Cummins to KKR.
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) December 19, 2019
KKR buys pat cummins for 15.50 crores🙄😲#IPLAuction2020
— 𝐌𝐚𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐧💫🕴️ᴿᵃʸᵃᵖᵖᵃⁿ (@itz_satheesh) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins watches the #IPLAuction2020 pic.twitter.com/oI06VuPgZE
— Dennis Premier League (@DennisCricket_) December 19, 2019
Highest bids in IPL auctions (INR cr)
16.00 Yuvraj (DC – 2015)
15.50 Pat Cummins (KKR – 2020)
14.50 Ben Stokes (RPS – 2017)
14.00 Yuvraj (RCB – 2014)
12.50 Dinesh Karthik (DC – 2014)
12.50 Ben Stokes (RR – 2018)
12.00 Tymal Mills (RCB – 2017)#IPLAuction2020
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins On Hearing He Is Finally Sold At The Price Of 15.5 Cr At #IPLAuction2020 To KKR pic.twitter.com/INf9JrvqEs
— Dr Khushboo Kadri (@khushikadri) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins right now: pic.twitter.com/0HOpkHyLb4
— Outside Off Stump 🏏 (@Pratikricket) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins after the IPL Auction #IPLAuction2020 pic.twitter.com/d97UHzJJvL
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) December 19, 2019
Pat Cummins beats Ben Stokes as the highest priced overseas player in the IPL.
And also becomes this #IPLAuctions first $2 millionaire.
Sold for a whopping 15.50 crore to KKR who swooped in after the bidding crossed 14 crore.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 19, 2019
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