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Pat Cummins becomes highest paid player in IPL history

Australian cricketer sold for INR20.50 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad
Reuters/File
Reuters/File

Australian skipper Pat Cummins has become the most expensive player in the Indian Premier League history, as the Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for a whopping amount of 20.50 Indian crore rupees.

The development was shared by the world’s most expensive cricket league in a post on X on Tuesday.

Cummins skipped this year’s IPL because of a packed calendar but will make a triumphant return after taking Australia to World Cup glory in India.

The fast bowler silenced a crowd of 100,000 in the final in Ahmedabad when he bowled out Indian hero Virat Kohli and was widely lauded for his captaincy in leading Australia to the title.

Cummins, 30, who previously made an auction record of $2.17 million when he signed with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019, entered with a top base price of $240,000.

Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith and Sean Abbott were among the other Australian World Cup winners in the hunt for a payday.

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