"I Remember That The Most": Mitchell Starc Recalls RCB Days With Virat Kohli

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IPL eyes Starc: Aussie pacer sets auction record as costliest buy ever.

Vishal Singh Feb. 6, 2024

Starc as the most expensive player of IPL 2024 -

In the 17th Indian Premier League, all eyes will be on Mitchell Starc, the Australian bowler who became the most expensive purchase in the history of the IPL auction. The two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders paid an incredible Rs 24.75 crore to acquire the left-arm pacer. His previous IPL season was in 2015 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore; this season will be his return to the competition. Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli captained the RCB at that period.

Starc and Kohli share a differential bond -

In addition to discussing his time at RCB, Starc recently referred to Kohli as a "fierce competitor."

I do remember fondly the couple of years that I had at the RCB alongside Virat. He was the captain as well. That was the first time I got to know him properly, particularly off the field
~said Starc in a video posted on X by Star Sports

He broke all the records at the auction table. Now he's ready to break down the stumps at the IPL 2024
~Mitchell Starc
He is such a different person off the field. Such a humble and warm character off the field and then fiercely competitive on it. I remember that the most about him
~he added.

Australian players on fire -

Cummins and Starc

In addition to Starc, Australia's captain Pat Cummins also turned into a high-priced purchase at the IPL 2024 auctions, as Sunrisers Hyderabad paid Rs 20.50 crore to acquire him.

Former South African all-rounder Chris Morris praised Starc's record-breaking offer from KKR earlier this month, stating that although it will put more pressure on him, the pacer will be able to justify it with his expertise and past performances.

It is excellent. The bidding is out of our control. If you compare cricket with what other sports are paying, it is great that the best players in the world are being paid the highest. It is an excellent achievement but also brings additional pressure. But they (Cummins and Starc) can handle that pressure, that is why they were bought for so much money. They are performing well right now and are red-hot
~Morris had told ANI.