IPL 2021: New Zealand’s most costly participant in event Kyle Jamieson desperate to rub shoulders with RCB stars

IPL 2021: New Zealand’s most costly participant in event Kyle Jamieson desperate to rub shoulders with RCB stars

Christchurch: Waking up at round midnight in New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson puzzled how a lot Rs 15 crore can be in his nation’s forex, after having watched an intense three-way bid for him within the IPL public sale.

The 6’8″ pacer finally ended up with Royal Challengers Bangalore for USD 2 million roughly, making him the very best paid New Zealander and fourth highest within the IPL’s 14-year historical past.

“I awakened round midnight and determined to examine the telephone. Fairly than attempting to keep away from the state of affairs, (I assumed) I will sit again and luxuriate in it. It was actually a bizarre hour and a half ready for my identify to be referred to as up,” Jamieson was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

“I had a message from Shane Bond (former New Zealand pacer and Mumbai Indians bowling coach) because it was going and he mentioned, ‘How good is that this’.

“I did not truly know what the sum of money, how that translated to New Zealand {dollars}. It was fairly cool to share that second with him and journey that two or three minutes with him.”

Kyle Jamieson. AP

Kyle Jamieson. AP

Additionally displaying in curiosity in him had been Delhi Capitals and the Punjab Kings within the public sale on Thursday.
He’s with the New Zealand staff right here forward of the T20 Worldwide collection in opposition to Australia.

Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson, RCB’s director of cricket operations, led the cost to win the three-way bidding for Jamieson, who made his Take a look at debut in opposition to India at dwelling final yr.

His retainer charge for the Black Caps, in accordance with the report, is between USD 100,000 to USD 150,000, which makes RCB’s successful bid quantity 20 occasions extra.

It accomplished a speedy rise for Jamieson, who is understood for extracting awkward bounce. The suitable-arm fast, taking part in within the 2019 Tremendous Smash, picked up 6 for 7 in 4 overs, a New Zealand T20 document, which have been bettered by solely three males on the planet.

He has up to now performed in six Assessments, two ODIs and 4 T20Is. He took two five-wicket hauls in his first 4 Assessments and has additionally proven a whole lot of competence with the bat as nicely.

Requested what would he purchase if his New Zealand teammates requested for a deal with, Jamieson mentioned, “Most likely just a few coffees I might have thought.

“I do not know. It is solely been just a few hours. My checking account hasn’t modified in a single day, however there will be a little bit of stick given and some coffees and some beers I am positive.”

Jamieson will be a part of a star-studded RCB staff, headlined by Indian captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who scooped Rs 14.5 crore within the public sale.

“I feel it is such a particular event, clearly the most important franchise event round. There’s so many cool experiences available over there and studying alternatives.

“That is the factor that excites me probably the most… with the ability to rub shoulders with these guys. It is such a novel state of affairs for us as cricketers and to have the ability to do that’s one thing fairly particular.”

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