NEW DELHI: Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Zadran fetched a hefty pay-check of Rs 4 crore from Kings XI Punjab, thus becoming the third Afghan player to be bought by an IPL franchise after Rashid Khan (Rs 9 crore to SRH), Mohammad Nabi (Rs 1 crore to SRH).
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Zadran, part of the Afghanistan Under-19 squad in the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is the first player born in the 21st century to play in the ODIs. Zadran had shot to fame claiming four wickets in debut against Ireland in 2017.
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Born on 28 March 2001, Zadran took Afghanistan to their maiden U-19 Asia Cup victory, when the team beat Pakistan. He took 20 wickets in the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur and went on to claim 17 wickets against Bangladesh in a bilateral Youth ODI series.
In the capped spinners bracket, Nathan Lyon, Fawad Ahmed, Pragyan Ojha and Tabrez Shamsi went unsold.
In the uncapped batsmen bracket, India under-19 star Manjot Kalra was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Sachin Baby was picked by Sunrsiers Hyderabad for a base price for Rs 20 Lakh. UP’s Rinku Singh was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 80 Lakh.
In the allorunder’s bracket, India Under-19 Shivam Mavi went for Rs 3 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders while his teammate Abhishek Sharma was snared by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 55 Lakh.
Source : timesofindia