IPL 2018: Lynn looks to stay grounded after big deal

Lynn was roped in for 9.6 crores by KKR.

Lynn started his IPL career with  KKR in 2014. (AFP)

Chris Lynn was stacked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for 9.6 crores as he returns to the side from where he started his IPL career from. 

Post his big money deal Chris Lynn who has been injury prone recently looks to stay grounded. He knows his job is only half done and the real challenge awaits as the IPL starts.Lynn said he didn't want to be "someone like Bernard Tomic" and get too ahead of himself after being snapped up for a staggering $1.86 million at the IPL auction on Saturday.

Lynn backs himself to be ready for Australia's upcoming Twenty20 international tri-series against England and New Zealand — and hopefully a mammoth IPL payday. 

Lynn was the highest-paid Australian in Saturday's IPL auction after being bought by Kolkata Knight Riders, eclipsing speedster Mitchell Starc who was sold at 9.4 crores.

"I have got to keep my body right because you don't get paid if you don't go," Lynn said of his IPL deal. The Australian further went on to say that the deal can be a life-changing experience with the Indian Premier League entering a new decade.

Lynn said he had kept in touch with Australian selectors and they were comfortable with his potential limitations in the field ahead of the T20 series.

"They are comfortable with me not throwing or diving in the field — they know where my body is at," he said.I would have loved to have played a few more games to build confidence but it wasn't to be.

"But whether I am playing for Brisbane or Australia I will still be giving 100 percent" Lynn concluded. 

By Anshuman Roy - 29 Jan, 2018

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