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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 20:39 IST

Alyssa Healy clears the air on whether she drank beer after husband Starc sold for $4 million at IPL

The wife of Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Starc, Alyssa Healy revealed the actual reason behind her viral image of drinking beer after the IPL auction.

Anirban Sarkar
Alyssa Healy-Mitchell Starc
Alyssa Healy-Mitchell Starc | Image:T20 World Cup
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Mitchell Starc's blockbuster return to the centre stage of IPL hogged all the limelight. The Left arm fast bowler was snapped by Kolkata Knight Riders for a mindboggling 24.75 crore in the IPL auction on Tuesday. Starc was last seen playing in the IPL back in 2015.

3 things you need to know

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  • Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in IPl history
  • KKR shelled out a whopping 24.75 crore for his services
  • Starc last appeared in IPL in 2015 for RCB

Also Read: 'Starc for Rs 24.75 crore, Cummins for 20.50 cr': List of most expensive players at IPL 2024 Auction

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Mitchell Starc will don the KKR jersey in IPL 2024

Mitchell Starc has always prioritised his commitment to his country and following Australia's ODI World Cup win on Indian soil he will finally be back in the cash-rich league after a hiatus of long nine years. Starc is currently in Australia as the Aussies are being involved in a Test series against Pakistan.

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Starc's wife Alyssa Healy was keeping a note of her husband's bid and insisted she was in the gym when Starc's name appeared on the TV screen. Healy will be captaining the Australian side in a Test match against India in Mumbai on Thursday.

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Alyssa Healy revealed the actual reason behind her viral image on the internet

A video of Healy drinking beer was quick to draw attention after Starc went for the record-breaking bid but the Australian skipper cleared the air about her whereabouts. “I was in the gym. I wasn’t thinking of beers as according to social media. I was actually in the gym working hard, watching it all unfold. But yeah, an amazing day for him and Pat (Cummins)."

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She further added, “Look, it is what it is. It is an amazing moment for Mitch, it is a great justification for the hard work he has put in and (for) probably some of the choices he has made over the last eight years to put his country first."

KKR would hope Starc remains fit as despite splashing the big bucks back in 2018 the fast bowler failed to appear in the tournament for an injury. 

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 19:54 IST

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