Former IPL star forced to do farming

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Pune Warriors have had a forgettable IPL 2012, and the main reason behind their failure has been the lack of some quality pace bowling. And why not, one of the former IPL stars, the left-hand pacer Kamran Khan was sent back home by the team management after being paid Rs 10 lakhs.

Khan who was the pick of the bowlers in 2009 and 2010 has been forced to turn to farming as the pacer has found no one to further nurture his talent, let alone play in the cash-rich tourney. He was sent back to Nadwa Sarai village in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, where he hails from.

The pacer who regularly clocked the 140 kmph mark was reported of a suspected bowling action by the umpires during a match against the Chennai Super Kings in 2009. The 21-year-old was retained by Rajasthan Royals the next year. He was picked by the Pune Warriors in their maiden season in 2011. He played only one match then, and none in 2012.

Speaking to Zeenews.com Khan said that he practices during his free hours and since his childhood days he was very passionate about playing the game and making his future in the same.

Well the Pune Warriors have lost 9 out of the 13 matches they have played so far in this season and one should not be surprised if the pacer is recalled to change their fortune in the next edition. Fingers crossed.