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IPL History: Kolkata Knight Riders' XI from their first ever match - Where are they now?

Published Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 IST

Middle Order: David Hussey, Mohammad Hafeez, Laxmi Shukla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk)

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez

Former Aussie player David Hussey represented three IPL franchises - Kolkata Knight Riders (from 2008 to 2010), Kings XI Punjab (from 2011 to 2013), and Chennai Super Kings (in 2014). The 41-year-old played 64 IPL matches in total and scored 1,322 runs overall. His last stint as a player was with the Melbourne Stars in the BBL 2016-17. 

David Hussey has become a cricket expert and shares his comments with various publications. He also features occasionally as a commentator. 

Mohammad Hafeez had a disappointing IPL career but one of the best international careers. The batting all-rounder featured in only the inaugural edition of IPL and scored a meagre 64 runs in 8 IPL matches. He has played 208 ODIs and 55 Tests for the national team. 

The 38-year-old is currently the captain of the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. He had fractured his right thumb during a PSL match and has undergone surgery for the same. The Sargodha-born player is expected to take around six to eight weeks to recover and be fit for the 2019 World Cup. Hafeez also recently represented Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League. 

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha

Laxmi Shukla was a part of KKR from 2008 to 2013, whereas he represented Delhi Daredevils in 2014 and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015. The batting all-rounder played a total of 47 IPL matches and amassed 405 runs. The 37-year-old last played for Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in December 2015. He has since ventured into politics and is a minister of State Sports and Youth Services. 

Wriddhiman Saha is still an active cricketer. He will be seen playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming IPL season. The experienced campaigner has played 115 IPL matches and represented Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010, Kings XI Punjab from 2014 to 2017 and has since been part of the Hyderabad-based franchise. 

Saha could never really cement his place in the national team due to the omnipresence of Dhoni. However, the 34-year-old has got plenty of opportunities to play Test cricket after Dhoni's retirement from the format. He has represented the nation in 32 Tests. Saha is currently playing or Bengal in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. 

Also Read: IPL 2019: Ranking the all-rounders of the 8 IPL teams

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