'That was the first time I got...' - Mitchell Starc remembers his initial days in RCB camp alongside former skipper Virat Kohli

Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League after KKR bought him for a whopping amount of INR 24.75 crores.

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Mitchell Starc and Virat Kohli (File Photo: X)

Mitchell Starc and Virat Kohli (File Photo: X)

The veteran Australia pacer Mitchell Starc made it to the headlines of both mainstream and social media after he became the most expensive player in the entire history of Indian Premier. It happened when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for a mammoth amount of INR 24.75 crore during the IPL 2024 mini-auction.

All cricket experts and fans will wait for him to take the ground in the Indian Premier League 2024.

Meanwhile, Starc, who turned 34 today, also spoke about the former Indian skipper and the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli. Notably, Starc had played in the Indian Premier League 2015 for Royal Challengers Bangalore under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

"He is such a different person off the field" - Mitchell Starc about Virat Kohli

Starc lauded the Indian batting great for his amazing competitiveness on the field, alongside his demeanour even off the field.

“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 the Aussie bowling stalwart in a video shared by Star Sports on their official X-handle (formerly Twitter).

“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 later.

The Sydney star was in action for Australia in the recently concluded two-match Test series against West Indies, in which he scalped 8 wickets in the 4 innings of the two matches.

On the other hand, speaking of Virat Kohli; he is currently on a rest from the international cricket after he withdrew his name from India’s squad for the first two Tests of the ongoing five-match series against England. India will take on England in the upcoming second Test of the series in Vishakhapatnam, starting on February 2.

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