Kyle Jamieson, who was recently picked up by Virat Kohli-led franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping amount of 15 crores, has said that initially, he was unaware of what INR 15 crores is in NZ dollars. Read more – Third ODI between India and England could be shifted from Pune to Mumbai: Report
“I woke up around midnight and decided to check the phone. Rather than trying to avoid the situation, I’ll sit back and enjoy it. It was certainly a weird hour and a half waiting for my name to be called up,” Jamieson was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
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“I didn’t actually know what the amount of money, how that translated to New Zealand dollars. It was quite cool to share that moment with him and ride that two or three minutes with him.” Jamieson added.
The IPL Millionaire revealed that he received a message from former New Zealand fast-bowler and Mumbai Indians' current bowling coach Shane Bond. “I had a message from Shane Bond as it was going and he said, ‘How good is this’.
New Zealand ???? Kyle Jamieson is #NowARoyalChallenger! ????
A huge warm welcome to the RCB #ClassOf2021. ????????
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2021
When asked about what he'll purchase from the amount, Jamieson replied, "Probably a few coffees I would have thought. I don't know. It's only been a few hours. My bank account hasn't changed overnight, but there'll be a bit of stick given and a few coffees and a few beers I'm sure."
Jamieson is currently with the New Zealand squad for the upcoming T20I series against Australia at home and is expected to play a massive role in the team. The first T20I will begin on February 22.