Goodbye IPL…. Star fast bowler announces retirement

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Kamran Khan used to play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL Kamran, who took 9 wickets in 9 matches, was also known as 'Tornado'

New Delhi. Fast bowler Kamran Khan, who played IPL for Rajasthan Royals, has announced his retirement. Kamran announced his retirement from IPL through social media. Seeing the speed and accurate yorker of this fast bowler of India, former captain of Rajasthan Royals Shane Warne named him 'Tornado' in 2009. 'Tornado' is the name of a storm. Left-arm fast bowler Kamran played 9 matches in IPL and took a total of 9 wickets. For some time, he was living a life of anonymity. Kamran Khan holds the record of bowling the first super over in the history of IPL.

33-year-old Kamran Khan wrote in his Instagram story, “Goodbye IPL. This is the game I love the most. This game has given me everything. I would like to thank all my coaches. Also the late Shane Warne sir… Apart from Rajasthan Royals, I thank Pune Warriors India, family and my friends.”

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Kamran Khan announced his retirement. (Screengrab)

Comparison with Lasith Malinga
Fast bowler Kamran Khan used to bowl at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour in the IPL. His accurate yorker and speed compared him to the legendary Lasith Malinga. Kamran's bowling action was similar to Malinga. After playing IPL in 2012, Kamran was lost in the world of anonymity. He never got a chance again. This player from Mau in Uttar Pradesh is now playing professional cricket in Mumbai to support his family. He plays cricket for Air India and even today practices for hours.

Kamran bowled the super over against KKR
Warne's decision to make Kamran Khan bowl in the super over against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 proved to be a masterstroke. After this, Kamran led his team to a spectacular victory. In 2010, Kamran Khan was accused of chucking. He had to go to Australia for approval of his bowling action. Later, his bowling action was given the green signal. After which he joined the Pune franchise in 2011.

Kamran has taken 12 wickets in T20
Kamran Khan played IPL for Rajasthan Royals from 2009 to 2010. He took 9 wickets in 9 IPL matches. Talking about his T20 career, Kamran took 12 wickets in 11 matches.

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