Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar He also believes that no player is worth that amount of money and said that Starc will have to play out of his skin in IPL 2024 to justify his hefty salary. “Exaggerated, to be absolutely frank. I don’t think anyone is worth that amount of money. Yes “Starc can make an impact and win maybe four of the 14 matches he plays, then you can say he is worth the money. Then if he makes contributions in the other games, absolutely fantastic,” Gavaskar said while speaking to Star Sports.
“He has to win bowling matches in at least four of the 14 matches, and perhaps in the crucial matches against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and RCB, because these three have top-notch batting line-ups. e Even then you could say: the money is worth it,” he added.
Starc will return to the IPL in the upcoming season. Before KKR’s high bid, the Australian pacer’s last appearance in an IPL auction was in 2018, when he was sold for Rs 9.4 crore but did not participate in the tournament. Starc’s last real IPL match took place in 2015.
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Left-arm pacer Starc in December last year became the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL auction by breaking his captain. Pat Cummins20.5 Crore Offer from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Cummins held the record for just one hour.
The Australian fast bowling pair became the first two players to cross the 20 cr salary mark in auction history, comfortably surpassing Sam Curran’s 18.5 cr payday last year.