It was only in the previous IPL when a young promising left-arm fast-medium landed on the surface grabbing everybody’s attention. Many termed him to be representing India soon. However, it during the IPL when reports emanated that Kamran Khan reported for suspect action.
On-field umpires Rudi Koertzen and Gary Baxter felt Kamran had a suspect illegal bowling action on certain deliveries, PTI had reported then. “I have officially received a copy of the match umpires report duly signed by all the three umpires and the video footage for the game at the Centurion. The matter has now been referred to the team management of the Rajasthan Royals and the IPL’s technical committee as per the Laws of Cricket that govern our game. I now await the report from the Technical Committee and will then decide on the future course of action,” IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi said.
It was shattering news for Khan’s fans as the bowler then was representing the Rajasthan Royals. It was understood that in the IPL 10 the star bowler would be back with rectifying his action. However, there is no news of Khan. While doing a Google search one stumbled on a Quora question with only one answer on the pacer.
Now it appears that career of Khan, who was born on March 10, 1991, in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, has come to an end.
While answering the Quora question, this is what Priyaranjan Pradhan, who works at AppDynamics, wrote: “This budding star was named as “The Tornado” by Shane Warne, but was soon forced to work on farms. Why should an IPL player reach this stage when the boards are making so much money from it?
“It’s almost like they were waiting to see me fail”, said former IPL sensation Khan in an interview. Grown up bowling with a tennis ball in the dusty streets of Uttar Pradesh, Khan was lucky to be handpicked by RR support staff, now famous for unearthing hitherto unknown talent.
“From being touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket, to being thrown in the dungeons of obscurity, Khan’s is the archetype story of how fickle fame is, and how swiftly you can fall, just as swiftly as you rose on the world stage.”
CAPTION: Khan photo via YouTube grab