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Rashid Khan picked for nearly $1.5m at IPL auction

Rashid Khan picked for nearly $1.5m at IPL auction

Jan 27, 2018 - 23:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon’s teenaged leg spinner Rashid Khan was bought for a $1.5 million by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Indian Premier League (ILP) auction on Saturday.

The Sunrisers tweeted after picking Khan that they were glad to have Rashid Khan again. The tweet added “Baryani awaits Rashid Khan in Hyderabad.”

The Afghan spinner will join dozens of Indian and foreign players in the IPL which begins in April each year and lasts for two months.

Last year for the first time two Afghan players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were given the chance to play in the tournament and both were able to show their worth. Both were bought last year by the Sunrisers.

Ten Afghan players are awaiting to be picked during the two-day auction in New Delhi.

Rashid Khan tweeted that he was happy to be picked by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

A lot of Afghan fans expressed their happiness over the development on social media.



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