Last year’s inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament champions, Rajasthan Royals, dropped former Test player and Uttar Pradesh captain Mohammad Kaif and seven others from the squad that will play the second edition. They are flying back to India.
Kaif was bought for a whopping $675,000 US at the auction last year, but did not play any important role during the team’s victorious campaign.
Kaif had played all the matches last year, but could manage only 176 runs at an average of only 16. He didn’t make a single half century, largely because he was shunted lower down the order. The 28-year-old Kaif has played 13 Tests and 125 ODLs for India so far.