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Who is Shakib Hussain? 20-year-old KKR pacer’s rags-to-riches story is eye-watering one

Who is Shakib Hussain? 20-year-old KKR pacer’s rags-to-riches story is eye-watering one

Shakib comes from a farmers' family and is known to bowl with electric pace. His performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali made the IPL franchises sit up and take notice of the fast bowler.

The Indian Premier League, apart from gathering the best players all around the world in one place, produces quite a few rags-to-riches stories each year. Shakib Hussain is once such instance in IPL 2024. Hailing from Gopalganj in Bihar, the 20-year-old fast bowler did not have means to buy bowling spikes once upon a time. However, his life changed dramatically when he was bought at Rs 20 Lakh by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2024 auction.

Shakib comes from a farmers’ family and is known to bowl with electric pace. His performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali made the IPL franchises sit up and take notice of the fast bowler. After going unsold in the first round of the auction, Shakib revealed he did not watch the second round of auction.

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The fast bowler revealed he called his coach Robin Singh and promised to work even harder without knowing that KKR had already bought the fast bowler in the auction.

Although Shakib did not get a game in his first season in IPL, he is confident of doing well whenever he gets a chance. With the mega auction coming up in IPL 2025, Shakib will definitely hope he impresses in the domestic circuit ahead of the auction to augment a bidding war among IPL teams in the auction.

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