Australian batsman Steve Smith was bought by the Delhi Capitals Rs 2.2 crore, while experienced T20 players Tom and Sam Billings were bought for Rs 5.25 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively in the IPL auction Thursday.
.@DelhiCapitals bring England’s @TC59 on board for INR 5.25 Cr. 👌👌@Vivo_India #IPLAuction https://t.co/s2uvVfPdv6
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1613653398000
Tom is delighted after being picked by Delhi Capitals in the auction and the all-rounder expressed his excitement to learn from Ponting during the IPL 2021.
“Absolutely delighted to be joining @DelhiCapitals for this years @IPL. Buzzing about the opportunity to mix with all the amazing players in the squad and I’m also super excited to learn from one of the greatest in Ricky Ponting. See you soon India,” Tom Curran tweeted.
Absolutely delighted to be joining @DelhiCapitals for this years @IPL. Buzzing about the opportunity to mix with al… https://t.co/hVRmFMUYoa
— Tom Curran (@TC59) 1613740455000
After a fierce bidding war with Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Delhi Capitals acquired English all-rounder Tom (base price – Rs 1.5 crore) for Rs 5.25 crore.
The 25-year-old, who represented Rajasthan Royals in the last season, has scored 106 runs and has taken 9 wickets in 10 matches in his IPL career.