new Delhi. Shoaib Akhtar, former Pakistan bowler (Shoaib Akhtar) Kolkata Knight Riders in the first edition of IPL in the year 2008. (Kolkata Knight Riders) Remembered his debut for Indian Premier League (Indian Premier League) I was the year Pakistani Cricketer Played for the first and last time. Akhtar was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders whose captain Sourav Ganguly (Sourav Ganguly) Whereas, the head coach of the team John Buchanan Were.
Shoaib Akhtar Has shared an anecdote saying that before debuting in IPL, head coach John Buchanan was not sure that the fast bowler was fit to play the match. Rawalpindi Express has shared the opinion of Sourav Ganguly in this matter. Akhtar said, when I KKR (KKR) I was feeling banned when I joined K’s camp and didn’t play the match. John Buchanan told Sourav Ganguly that I don’t think Shoaib is fit. In response to this question, Ganguly had said that Akhtar is always unfit, don’t worry about him, he will be fine even if he is half unfit.
Had to wait 8 matches
Shoaib Akhtar, popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, had to wait 8 matches to make his IPL debut. After this he played the first match of IPL against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). In this match, Shoaib took 4 wickets for 11 runs while bowling. Due to which the team of Delhi Capitals was bundled out for 110 runs. In this match KKR won by 23 runs. The 4 wickets that Akhtar took in this match included Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers, Manoj Tiwary and Gautam Gambhir.
Akhtar became player of the match
Shoaib Akhtar was adjudged the player of the match for his excellent bowling in the match. Team owner Shahrukh Khan gave him a golden helmet. In the auction of the first edition of the Indian Premier League, KKR bought Shoaib Akhtar for Rs 3.2 crore. Shoaib Akhtar played three matches in IPL 2008 and took 5 wickets.