“The team folded after the first season and I only got paid 30 per cent of my cash, which was $6,000.
“My room bill was $7,500 because I decided to tip the bar on the last night – got the zeros confused with the rupees.
“So I actually went over to the IPL and lost money. I might be the first to ever do it.”
Kochi Tuskers Kerala dissolved after just two seasons in the league, with six wins from their 14 matches. The BCCI expelled the franchise for failing to make payments after disputes among their team owners.
It’s a far cry from O’Keefe’s other feats in India, which include career best figures of 12/70 in a Test win in 2017.