Cameron Green claims that he didn’t accomplish anything to earn his enormous paycheck from the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he feels that it won’t change who he is as a person or how he plays cricket in any way.
Green, who is 23 years old, was acquired by Mumbai Indians from Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday at the end of a frenetic bidding war. Green was purchased for a remarkable INR 17.50 crore (about AUD 3.15 million).
The Australian all-rounder polished off an incredible week by taking his first five-wicket haul in a test on the first day of the second test against South Africa in Melbourne. The match was being played against Australia.
Speaking after having his best performance bowling tests, Green admitted that he felt he hadn’t done much in T20 cricket to justify the huge price tag in the IPL, despite the fact that the owner of the Mumbai Indians, Akash Ambani, believed that he would bring “lifetime value” to the franchise. Green made his admission after having his best performance bowling tests.
Green stated, “To be fair, I don’t think I did much to kind of earn that,” and he believed this to be the case. “I simply entered my name into the auction, and it immediately went through. Nothing about who I am, how I believe, or the amount of self-assurance I have in my cricket will change as a result of this. I hope that I haven’t changed an excessive amount.”
Green stated on Friday that he was trembling after the last bid was made in the auction. Green was the one who made the statement. However, he was forced to swiftly shift his focus to the test match that was scheduled to begin the following Monday. He believes that the event and the other members of his team were successful in bringing him back to reality.
Green remarked that the players have the ability to “definitely pull you back down very quickly.” “At this time, we have a solid group of people working with us. Everyone will surround you when they need to and will be able to bring you back rather fast if they so desire. I believe that everyone’s attention was on Boxing Day. Because it is a recurring event that you highlight at the beginning of the year and that you eagerly anticipate, your full attention is currently being directed toward it.”
Both in the run-up to the sale and in its immediate aftermath, Green’s other teammates engaged in some good-natured ribbing of him. Green was eventually sold at auction. Nathan Lyon approached Green after training at the MCG on the Friday before the auction and inquired as to which affluent neighbourhood in Perth Green thought he would be able to afford to go to.
Green, however, asserted that everything was done in good spirit and that Usman Khawaja had made a point of assuring him of this.
“I try to brush it all aside to be fair, and I’m not trying to read too much into it,” Green said. “I’m not trying to read too much into it.” “Uzzie has been onto me. He just approached me and said, “I want to just let you know that it’s all very light humour and just because I love you and I’m just so pleased for you,” and then he hugged me and kissed me on the cheek. The boys performed quite well.”