Zaheer Khan termed the faith reposed in him by teams at the IPL auction “amazing,” despite being sidelined from international cricket for a year. Zaheer last played a competitive fixture in May 2014, in the IPL, before he was ruled out by a tendon injury in his bowling arm.
After going unsold the first time his name came up in the auction, there was frenetic bidding between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians in the second round, and Zaheer was eventually picked up by Daredevils for a whopping Rs 4 crore ($660,000), making him the fourth-highest earner in the auction.
“It was amazing that two teams showed such faith in me,” Zaheer told ESPNcricinfo. “Frankly, I was a bit concerned about how people would look at me, as I was completely out of the game for a long time. It [being picked] is an added responsibility on me.”
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