Published: February 8, 2009
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will take part in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) as the member of Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders has recruited Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for $ 600,000.
At the closing round of the auction made for an intriguing duel between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders finally got success and then, Kolkata Knight Riders collected medium pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for $ 600,000.
Mashrafe’s starting price was $ 50,000 but later his price raise 1100 per cent.
Meanwhile, skipper of Bangladesh team remained unsold during the auction. Later, Mumbai Indians has recruited him for $ 75,000,
Shakib Al Hasan, the number one ODI all-rounder of the world according to the ICC ranking was not bid for.
It may be mentioned that Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff became the costliest cricketers in Indian Premier League history as the two players were each bought for $ 1.55 million at the IPl auction held on Friday.
Bangalore Royal Challengers successfully bought Pieterson at the auction while Chennai Super Kings, the runners-up team of the last years IPL, the official Twenty20 League of India, bid the highest for Andrew Flintoff.