Australian skipper Pat Cummins has set the cricketing world abuzz by clinching the title of the highest-paid player in IPL history. The explosive all-rounder struck a historic contract worth an incredible ₹20.5 crore to join the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for the 2024 IPL season in an incredible auction spectacle.
Cummins has shown himself to be nothing short of spectacular in recent tournament performances. His crucial role in leading Australia to victory against India in the World Test Championship and his significant contributions to the Ashes series victory cemented his reputation as a formidable force in cricket.
His success continued at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he was instrumental in Australia’s victory over India, solidifying his standing as a genuine match-winner on the international scene.
There was considerable competition between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the bidding battle for Cummins’ services. However, in the end, the Sunrisers prevailed in this high-stakes competition, clinching the agreement with an extraordinary offer of ₹20.5 crore, guaranteeing Cummins’ spot in their lineup for the forthcoming IPL season.