Mitchell Starc, the renowned Australian fast bowler, is thrilled to make a comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a hiatus of nine years. Starc, who was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014 and 2015, has been acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a significant deal worth 24.75 crore.
Mitchell Starc On His Bond With Virat Kohli
Starc shared his enthusiasm for the vibrant atmosphere of the IPL and the passionate Indian fans. He also discussed his former teammate Virat Kohli from their time together at RCB, offering insights into Kohli’s personality off the field. With Starc gearing up for his return to the IPL, fans are eagerly anticipating the on-field spectacle. Speaking in a promotional video for Star Sports, Mitchell Starc said:
“I do remember fondly the couple of years that I had at the RCB alongside Virat. He was the captain as well. That was the first time I got to know him properly, particularly off the field. He is such a different person off the field. Such a humble and warm character off the field and then fiercely competitive on it. I remember that the most about him,”
Starc Created History At IPL 2024 Auction
Mitchell Starc achieved a historic milestone at the IPL 2024 player auction by becoming the most expensive buy in the tournament’s history. The Kolkata Knight Riders secured his services for a staggering Rs 24.75 crore, making him the second player to surpass the Rs 20 crore mark, trailing only his teammate Pat Cummins.
Starc’s return to the IPL is notable after a nine-year hiatus, with his last appearance in 2015. His comeback follows a successful 2023, where he played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumph in the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup, including victories over India in both finals. Known for his lethal pace and extensive experience, Starc aims to bolster the Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling lineup and make a significant impact in the upcoming season.