Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL-2023 is not going well for Kolkata Knight Riders. It is already known that the captain of the team Shreyas Iyer is away due to injury. Now the KKR team got another bad news.
Kolkata Knight Riders are not getting along well in IPL-2023. It is already known that the captain of the team Shreyas Iyer is away due to injury. Nitish Rana got the captaincy in his place. The team lost to Punjab Kings in the first match. Now the KKR team got another bad news. Bangladesh’s veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has withdrawn his name from IPL-2023.
According to a Cricbuzz report, Shakib has officially informed the franchise about this. Shakib said that international commitments and personal matters are the reason for this. Kolkata bought Shakib for Rs. 1.5 crores. Shakib became the number-1 all-rounder in T20.
Will the team fall into the groove?
Kolkata have already lost Shreyas Iyer. Shakib’s absence in such a situation will be a big blow for the team. But his teammate Liton Das will join Kolkata after a few days. Shakib was previously reported to have been released by the franchise. But Shakib himself decided to stay away. As per the rules, no franchise can release a player after being bought in the auction. It can be released only after the end of the season. Shakib has the power to turn the match around with his bat and excellent spin.
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