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IPL Auction: Afghanistan Cricketers Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi Hit Jackpot

By: Cricketnext Staff

Edited By: Amit Kumar

Last Updated: February 20, 2017, 16:24 IST

Mohammed Nabi. (AFP Photo)

Mohammed Nabi. (AFP Photo)

Spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammed Nabi were on Monday bought by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, making them the first Afghanistan cricketers to be bought by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise at the ongoing auctions.

Bengaluru: Spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammed Nabi were on Monday bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad, making them the first Afghanistan cricketers to be bought by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.

While Rashid was bought for a whopping Rs 4 crore, Nabi went for Rs 30 lakh.

Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai, however, joined the likes of India’s Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pragyan Ozha, South African Imran Tahir, West Indians Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels, to remain unsold.

first published:February 20, 2017, 16:24 IST
last updated:February 20, 2017, 16:24 IST