In the initial version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), when Pakistani cricketers were permitted to play, we have seen Sourav Ganguly uniting with Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar, while Rahul Dravid and Misbah Ul Haq played pair for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Lamentably, the political relationship between these two nations spiraled into a retreating sequence and was in the blink of an eye overflowing with the profound when BCCI chose to suspend Pakistani cricketers from playing in IPL any further.
Here we look at 5 cricketers who are Pakistan-born but played in IPL after the ban implemented on them.
1. Imran Tahir
The 41-year-old leggie carrying out his specialty for South Africa born in Lahore, and he took in his game in Pakistan growing up there. He was additionally functioning as a retail sales rep at Lahore’s Place shopping center. His fortunes took a structural turn when he represented in the Pakistan U-19.
After playing out brief stretches in region cricket, Tahir made a beeline for South Africa. Their everlasting scarcity of value spinners caused the Rainbow Nation to acclimatize him. And he, in the end, transformed into one of their best-turning wonders. He, as of now, plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
2. Owais Shah
Conceived in Karachi, Owais Shah rose through the cricketing positions after his vocation began with Wycombe House. His underlying distinctions incorporated the Ken Barrington National Cup, which helped him make a significant effect on the selectors.
He didn’t assume a sparkling function in the spectacular quarrel. However, his restricted heroics incorporated a better than average 58 and a rankling 76 that saw him hoard 506 runs from just 7 games. His last season in the homegrown party was in 2013.
3. Ali Khan
Picked to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the up and coming version of the competition as a substitution for Harry Gurney, Ali Khan will be the first American cricketer to accomplish this titanic accomplishment.
Conceived in Attock of Pakistan, he made his cricketing debut with the Winnipeg Hawks, setting up bursting shows in the Canadian Global T20 League.
His excursions in the T10 competition where he played for Zaheer’s group was similarly great as he summoned a twofold wicket lady. He will be an energizing cricketer to look out for as we are nearly there near the precarious edge of IPL launching.
4. Azhar Mahmood
An all-rounder who played for Pakistan until 2007, made his presentation in IPL in 2012, when he was stowed by Kings XI Punjab. Conceived in Rawalpindi, he moved to England after his playing days finished. As he kept playing district cricket, he, in a matter of seconds, indented up his British citizenship.
Post that, he showed up for Kings XI Punjab and later Kolkata Knight Riders that underlined his short appearances in the Indian Premier League.
5. Usman Khawaja
Perhaps the best opener right now, Usman Khwaja assumed an essential function in the resurgence of the Aussies.
His spell in the Indian Premier League was restricted to only a lone season in 2016-17 when he wore on the shirt of Rising Pune Super Giants.
He was born in Islamabad. However, before he started his cricketing vocation, he moved to Australia, where the youthful chap got his much-desired introduction.