IPL 2024: Rapper Drake puts bet on KKR to win the final against SRH


Canadian Grammy-winning rapper Drake, known for his chart-topping songs and high-stakes bets across various sports, has placed his first-ever cricket bet. He wagered a substantial USD 250,000 (around Rs 2.07 Crore) on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Drake extends support for KKR

Drake’s bet on KKR has added an extra layer of excitement to the IPL 2024 final. The rapper shared a screenshot of his bet receipt on his official Instagram account, causing a stir among his fans and cricket enthusiasts.

KKR, led by Shreyas Iyer, has had a strong performance in IPL 2024, winning both of their group stage matches against SRH and another victory by 8 wickets in Qualifier 2. Their batting prowess has been a highlight of the season. Drake’s bet on KKR seems to be influenced by their impressive track record against SRH this season.

Instagram Story by Drake

However, Drake’s betting history has been a mixed bag. He lost a USD 2 million bet on a UFC middleweight fight in 2022 between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. On the other hand, he correctly predicted the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory in the 2024 Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.

The IPL 2024 final will be a rematch between KKR and SRH, with SRH securing their spot after a 36-run win over Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2. SRH, led by Pat Cummins, has shown a good run of form, making the final an exciting and unpredictable event.

Drake’s bet on KKR has not only made headlines but also highlighted the global appeal of the IPL. It shows how the tournament has transcended geographical boundaries, attracting attention from international celebrities like Drake.

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