Shah Rukh Khan gives me 3-year IPL contract: Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat
We have seen some Pakistani players who have had the opportunity to play in the early editions of the Indian Premier League. While some cricketers played in the league, some cricketers missed the opportunity. Yasser Arafat is a star who could have made his debut in the IPL.
Bowling at a moderate pace, Yasser Arafat impressed the management of Kolkata Knight Riders in the early days. Team owner Shah Rukh Khan was keeping an eye on his stats and performance.
If the BCCI had not banned Pakistani players from participating in the IPL after the Mumbai attacks, they would not have been able to play for KKR. The cricketer recently gave an interview to Sports Yari where he talked about it in detail.
"I missed the first edition of the IPL. The second edition, the Kolkata Knight Riders sent a special scout to England for me." He was advised to keep an eye on my performance. I got this scout and told me that Shahrukh Khan follows my stats closely. I couldn’t trust the scout and felt like someone was abusing me. "
He further said that he had also received a call from India seeking to know the reason behind his absence. Then she realized it was a reality call and not a prank. Shah Rukh Khan was ready to give him a 3-year IPL contract.
Shah Rukh Khan came to London to give me a contract: Yasir
The next day the Bollywood star called him again. Welcome to the board I wish you play for my team were his words. Shah Rukh later went to London to present the invitation.
In this team, Yasir got a chance to play with Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly was among many other cricketers involved in Yasser Arafat's wedding.
Rohit Sharma did his best to score for India in the first and second innings of the ICC WTC final in The Rose Bowl. The glitter opener failed to open the landmark this time.
The 34-year-old legend has scored seven centuries in Test cricket. However, in foreign conditions he has not yet scored a century. The P cricketer showed some great signs in the first and second innings.
Speaking of his batting in the first innings, he played some good shots and was really confident in getting a big score.
Unfortunately, he was out for 34. In total he hit 6 boundaries. It was really tough to bat as an opener in the England situation as the balls would have an early pace.
Rohit Sharma and Shubhaman Gill batted together for 20 overs and managed to weaken the Kiwis with an early partnership of 62 runs. In the end, Team India managed to score 217 runs at the cost of all wickets.
Ajinkya Rahane scored 49 while skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for 44. Devon Conway top-scored with 54 while captain Kane Williams scored 49.
Superb in-swinger bowling to dismiss Rohit Sharma from Tim Southee
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee achieved early success by trapping Shubhaman Gill in the lbw. However, after scoring 30 runs including 2 fours, Rohit Sharma was doing his business.
The experienced cricketer made the wrong decision against Team Southee when he wanted to take the game away from the opposition. Kiwi fast bowler Rohit Sharma was dismissed with a fine in-swinger.
It didn't take long for umpire Michael Gough to point a finger. Rohit Sharma immediately looked in front of his partner.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara comes to talk to Rohit Sharma about his dismissal.
Rohit Sharma chose not to take the review. He was out for 30 runs. Team India completed 5 overs with 64/2 in 30 overs. Virat Kohli and company are ahead by 32 runs. Captain Kohli and Pujara are batting at 8 * and 12 * respectively.