IPL 2024 Auction: “Not Thinking Of Beer…” – Wife And Australia Captain Alyssa Healy On Mitchell Starc’s Rs 24.75 Crore Windfall

IPL 2024 Auction:

Mitchell Starc (L) and Alyssa Healy© X (formerly Twitter)

Australia Women’s team captain Alyssa Healy on Wednesday said that her husband and fast bowler Mitchell Starc deserved the record-breaking IPL paycheck as he has worked hard for many years. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spent a mind-boggling Rs 24.75 crores to get the services of Australia quick Starc for the highest purchase in IPL history in the auction in Dubai on Tuesday. “Look, it is what it is,” Healy, who got married to Starc in April 2016, told the media ahead of Australia’s one-off women’s Test against India starting on Thursday. “It is an amazing moment for Mitch. It is a great justification for the hard work he has put in and (for) probably some of the choices he has made over the last eight years to put his country first,” she said.

Soon after Starc made history, a video showing Healy enjoying a beer and expressing her astonishment with facial expressions did the rounds in social media platforms, something the Australia Women’s skipper rubbished.

“I was actually in the gym, not thinking of beers, working hard (and) watching it all unfold. (It was an) amazing day for him and Pat (Cummins),” she said.

The bidding war for Starc was, however, started by Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals but both the teams backed off when the price for the lanky pacer was inching close to the Rs 10 crore mark.

Healy and Starc met when they were nine-years-old and were starting off as wicketkeepers. While Starc went on to become Australia’s pace spearhead, Healy established herself as a vital cog in the world-dominating Australian Women’s team across formats.

Healy was recently named as Australia Women’s Test captain and will begin her leadership tenure with the one-off Test against India.

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Australia Women’s team captain Alyssa Healy has expressed her support for her husband, Mitchell Starc, after he secured a record-breaking paycheck in the IPL 2024 auction. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) purchased Starc for a whopping Rs 24.75 crores, making it the highest purchase in IPL history. Healy stated that Starc deserved the impressive deal due to his hard work and dedication over the years. She also dismissed a video circulating on social media that supposedly showed her celebrating with a beer, clarifying that she was actually in the gym at the time. The bidding war for Starc began with Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals but both teams backed off as the price approached Rs 10 crore. Healy and Starc have known each other since they were nine years old and both pursued successful careers in cricket, with Healy recently being named Australia Women’s Test captain.

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