IPL History: 5 players who had just one good season
#4 Kamran Khan for Rajasthan Royals (2008 season)
Kamran Khan's story was a classic example of rags to riches. A son of a farmer in UP, he was found by the scouts of Rajasthan Royals in 2009 and the rest is history. His weird, slingy action almost resembled a left-handed Lasith Malinga and that proved to be his key to success. The action with speeds of well over 140+ kmph was something to behold.
He didn’t get a lot of wickets (six wickets in five matches including a 3/18) but Kamran caught Warne’s eye with his whippy action, ability to swing and bowl yorkers. Soon his action was deemed suspect, prompting Rajasthan Royals to send him to Australia to work on his action. The 2010 season saw Khan get three games and the 2011 and 2012 seasons were spent with Pune Warriors India playing just one game.
It is indeed sad to see Kamran Khan completely fall off the radar and from our memory nowadays.Published 14 Jan 2020, 13:29 IST