‘While Pat is undoubtedly an exceptional bowler, Jason Gillespie questions the hefty IPL price tag associated with him,’ reports Cricket News – Times of India.


Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has raised concerns about the high price paid for Pat Cummins in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gillespie believes that T20 cricket is not Cummins’ strongest format, although he supports Mitchell Starc’s record-breaking deal. Cummins, who is the Australian captain, attracted a bidding war between the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, eventually securing a contract worth Rs 20.50 crore. Gillespie stated that Cummins is a top-quality bowler and a great leader but believes that Test cricket is where he excels. This is not the first time Cummins has commanded a hefty price at the IPL auction, as the Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs 15.5 crore for his services in the 2020 edition. Gillespie emphasized the enormous price tag attached to Cummins’ deal. Shortly after Cummins secured his contract, Starc surpassed him to become the most expensive player in IPL history. The Kolkata Knight Riders acquired Starc’s services for Rs 24.75 crore. Gillespie expressed his excitement for Starc’s acquisition and highlighted the value teams place on left-arm fast bowlers and left-arm swing bowlers who can bowl at pace in the IPL.,

Former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie has raised concerns over Pat Cummins’ price tag in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gillespie acknowledged Cummins’ exceptional bowling skills but questioned whether his hefty price of ₹15.5 crore (approximately $2.2 million) was justified. The Australian fast bowler became the most expensive foreign player in IPL history after being bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gillespie’s comments have sparked a debate about the value of players in the IPL auction and the rationale behind such high price tags.


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