Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Australian speedster Mitchell Starc made history by becoming the most expensive buy in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a massive amount of Rs 24.75 crore in the IPL 2024 auction on Tuesday.

“It’s been a little while since I have been involved, but I am really excited to get my name in the auction and to be joining KKR this upcoming season. So, yeah, thrilled to be joining,” said Starc in a recent interview.

“Yeah, it was a shock, if you call it. But, my wife, Alyssa Healy, is actually over in India with the women’s team. And I think their coverage was slightly ahead of mine in Australia. So I was getting updates before I could see it on the screen. So, yeah, just as I said, pretty well, surprised, but, thrilled to be back involved in the IPL this coming season. And, yeah, really excited to be joining KKR,” he added.

Notably, Starc has played only two seasons of the IPL, taking 34 wickets in 27 games at an average of 20.38.