Mitchell Starc’s comment on ‘IPL circus’ before his time at KKR under Gautam Gambhir sparks commotion

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Gautam Gambhir and Mitchell Starc


Indian Premier League most expensive entity, Mitchell Starc arguably made a cryptic dig at the world’s richest T20 league with the latest interview he gave to cricket.com.au. Starc, before praising the IPL as the best franchise league, stated that “it is always a bit of a circus” and with that he could be trying to degrade the tournament to which he returns for the first time since 2018.

Mitchell Starc, before the two-time champions made him the most expensive player in history Riders of the Knights of Calcutta During last year’s auctions, he had played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014 and 2015. He had withdrawn from the tournament in 2016 and 2017, but signed up for the player auctions of the 2018 edition.

It was the Kolkata Knight Riders who made the final bid of INR 8 crore during the 2018 auction, but Mitchell Starc refused to join the team just before the season. And since then he hasn’t returned. But this year, after generating huge interest and finally getting a deal worth Rs 24.75 crore, Starc will join the KKR camp in a few days.

What did Mitchell Starc say?

While speaking to Cricket Australia recently, Starc firstly expressed his excitement about playing in the world’s richest league again, and also for KKR, where he was supposed to be in 2018. Starc also expressed that it has been a long time since he played . in a league like this and that he is going to enjoy the next few months working with new people.

“I think it’s been 8 years. Back to KKR, where I was supposed to be in 2018. So I’ll be back there for a chance to don the gold and purple. I guess I have few memories of 2014 and 2015 with RCB, but yes, I am very excited to get stuck in. Obviously, a new group of players. A bunch of guys I certainly haven’t met or been able to work with before,” Starc said via Cricket.com.au.

Then came the controversial part. Michell Starc stated that IPL 2024 will be a good challenge for him but did not reveal that he will try to gain some very good playing time before the ICC T20 World Cup at the end of June. Starc then said that it is a bit of a circus playing in the top T20 league and that he is looking forward to the season.

“A couple of guys I have, international guys I’ve played against and met up with. Yes, it will be exciting. It’s definitely a new challenge. But yeah, it will be exciting. It’s always a bit of a circus when it comes to the best T20 league in the world. So yeah, I’m looking forward to it,” concluded Mitchell Starc.

KKR full squad for IPL 2024

Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer (c), Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc . , Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain.