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Kohli will be saying ‘What’s going on’, Kumble questions logic behind Starc’s Rs 24.75 cr

Kohli will be saying ‘What’s going on’, Kumble questions logic behind Starc’s Rs 24.75 cr

Kumble, a cricketing legend, expressed concerns over the hefty price tag attached to Starc, considering his prolonged absence from the IPL scene.

The IPL 2024 auction created history, with two players getting INR 20 crore + amount in their purse. On this, former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble raised questions about the whopping amount that Mitchell Starc has bagged, in process name-dropping Virat Kohli . The speedster broke the compatriot Pat Cummins (Rs 20.50 crore) record as he went to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 24.75 crore.

The Australian speedster, Starc has been absent from the IPL since 2015. He has stirred debate as his name emerged at the top in the small auction list.

Mitchell Starc is making his return to Indian Premier League (IPL) auction after years, having last played in 2015. He has taken 73 wickets in 58 T20Is. In his IPL career, Starc has 34 wickets to his name in 27 matches he played for RCB from 2014-15.

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Why Anil Kumble mentioned Virat Kohli?

Kumble, a cricketing legend, expressed concerns over the hefty price tag attached to Starc, considering his prolonged absence from the IPL scene. The former RCB coach pointed out previous instances where players like Pat Cummins withdrew from the tournament due to injuries, raising doubts about the justification of such high prices for certain players, especially foreign.

Anil Kumble at JioCinema show said: “The big player like Virat Kohli after seeing this IPL 2024 auction, will definitely be saying ‘What’s going on”.

The cricketing maestro pondered the disparities between the amount getting paid to foreign players and their Indian counterparts. He questioned the logic behind the significant sums lavished on overseas players, especially those who haven’t been active participants in recent IPL seasons.

Kumble’s remarks extended to the potential reaction of renowned players like Virat Kohli, suggesting that even cricketing stalwarts might be bewildered by the exorbitant sums involved in the IPL 2024 auction. As the cricketing fraternity grapples with these questions, it remains to be seen how these financial decisions will impact team dynamics and the forthcoming IPL season.

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