On Wednesday, England all-rounder Sam Curran criticised an airline firm for denying him boarding on a trip he was scheduled to take. The Punjab Kings placed a stunning price of Rs 18.5 crore for Curran during the mini-auction that took place a month ago. Curran recently became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions.
Through his use of the social media platform Twitter, Curran disclosed that the British airline Virgin Atlantic had refused to allow him to travel on a flight that he had booked owing to a problem with a damaged seat. He described the situation as “shocking and embarrassing.”
“I just showed up for a flight with @VirginAtlantic, and they informed me that my seat on the flight is broken, and as a result, they are unable to accommodate me on that flight.
Absolutely crazy. Please accept my thanks, @VirginAtlantic. A shocking and humiliating revelation, “Curran sent out tweets.
In the Twenty20 World Cup, Curran was named the competition’s player of the tournament. In the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Curran will be playing for PBKS.
He saw Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Punjab Kings raising their paddles in a frenzied attempt to win the services of the T20 World Cup player-of-the-tournament. He watched the heated bidding.
In the end, it was the Punjab Kings that broke the bank to get Curran, who drew the highest-ever bid that bettered the previous best buy of Rs 16.25 crore that Rajasthan Royals had shelled out to grab South African all-rounder Chris Morris in 2021. The previous best buy had been made by Rajasthan Royals.
Curran admitted, after being acquired by PBKS, that the night before the IPL mini-auction had been a stressful one during which he had been unable to sleep.
“The night before, I didn’t get much sleep because I was a little bit eager and also a little bit apprehensive about how the auction was going to go. But sure, I’m completely overcome with gratitude and extremely awed that I was able to achieve what I accomplished.
I never in a million years thought I’d be in a position to get it, “On the Star Sports programme “Cricket Live – Auction Special,” Curran had made the following statement.