[caption id="attachment_253958" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Ishant Sharma[/caption]
Senior Indian speedster Ishant Sharma was on Tuesday picked by Kings XI Punjab for the 10th Indian Premier League, a massive boost to his Twenty20 career after the setback of going unsold in the players' auction.
Currently, India's senior-most pacer in the Test squad (77 matches), Ishant went unsold at the IPL Players' auction in February where his base price was a whopping Rs 2 crore.
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His name came up twice but none of the eight franchises picked him, mainly due to his high base price.
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However, it is understood that Kings XI Punjab, whose pace attack needs a bit of experience, got Ishant on board.
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Over the years, Ishant has played for a number of franchises starting from Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants.
The 28-year-old has 88 wickets from the 107 Twenty20 matches he has played and has an economy rate of 7.75 with best bowling figures of 5 for 12.