Kolkata: Making his first appearance after the IPL 2023 Auction and speaking exclusively on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Live – Auction Special’, Sam Curran spoke on how excited he is to join the Punjab Kings and how overwhelmed he is with his price tag.
Curran said, “I didn’t sleep much last night, was a bit excited, also nervous about how the auction was going to go. But yeah, absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly humbled that I managed to get what I did. I never had any expectations to receive that. Obviously, going back to where it all started for me in the IPL with Punjab, where I did my debut season four years ago. So, to be going back there seems fantastic and I am looking forward to joining a few English team mates as well.”
Curran spoke on how his role has changed now that he has joined Punjab Kings and how excited he is to start a new season with his old franchise, he said, “Yeah, I think it will be very different, but like I said, I know the stadium. I know Mohali pretty well, so that obviously is a little bit of an advantage, having some familiar team mates who’ll help me. And yeah, I feel confident going into this tournament, where I’ve come off a fantastic world cup. And yeah, it’s amazing, I’m just incredibly excited it’s just a few months away till I will be coming to India, but it’s incredibly exciting.”
“A massively big opportunity, which I’m so excited about, it’s incredible as you can probably imagine. There are so many things running through my mind and yeah it’s absolutely incredible, very overwhelmed,” he added.