Sam Curran could rake in record-breaking moolah in IPL auction, says Chris Gayle | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: West Indies T20 Legends Chris Gayle put his money in the British Sam Curran in front of my countrymen Ben StokesCameron Green of Australia and Mayank Agarwal of India on Friday IPL Small auction in Kochi.
Gayle has backed the all-powerful England player to be the most expensive player in IPL auction history since he was young, and IPL franchises tend to look to the future alongside the availability of players during the season.
Gayle also feels that Stokes, Green and Agarwal could also attract million-dollar deals. The now-retired Chris Morris is the most expensive player to date with Rs 16.25 crore he earns in 2021.
“I don’t know why they call those names just because I’m the one with the money (laughs),” Gayle said in her inimitable style during an interaction with PTI arranged by Jio Cinema before the show. IPL auction.
“I would pick Sam (out of all of them). He’s young and IPL has a tendency towards the future and you have to look at the availability. He’s had a good performance recently. Stokes has been playing. good in the World Cup final.
“There’s likely to be some record-breaking deal tomorrow. Don’t be surprised if someone crosses the 16- or 17-crore barrier.”
The almighty Curran was named the Tournament Player of the Tournament at the T20 World Cup after his skills as a “death pitcher” knocking out opposing players in finals were turned away. he becomes a powerful weapon for the England team.
The agile middleweight and left-arm attack had a successful stint with the Chennai Super Kings but parted ways after a back injury and missed the 2022 edition.
Curran has an attack rate of close to 150 and ranks, like Stokes, in the top tier of the auction list, so Chennai and their warhorse captain MS Dhoni may want him back as they hunt for fame. fifth mark.
He also wants to see more stability from Stokes in the IPL.
Gayle, one of the greatest T20 players of all time, said: “Regardless of his leadership, he delivered a lot.
Regarding his competitive future, Gayle said he plans to compete in several tournaments in 2023.
“I’m still active, fresh, good-looking, I have the best body in the world. My competitive future will always be bright until I’m 50 (laughs). I’m resting but will looking to play in a few tournaments next year.”
Gayle said IPL is indebted to his longtime West Indies teammates Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, who will take on the coaching role at IPL this time around.
“They were two IPL legends, they will be greatly missed. They helped make IPL what it is today. You have to admit them, those two won so many championships.
“Without a doubt, it will leave a void in the IPL. Those people are true entertainers.
Andre Russell could be the man who continues his West Indian heritage in the IPL. Hopefully we get to see the real Nicholas Pooran. he didn’t excel in IPL as expected from the teams and fans. He’s been explosive in other tournaments but we want to see that on the big stage,” Gayle added.
(With input from PTI)


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