Islamabad: Bollywood star Yasser Arafat has revealed that he was prepared to signal a three-year contract to play within the IPL on private grounds when he was the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders. Yasser Arafat made the revelation in an interview with a YouTube channel.
The Pakistani gamers had been banned from taking part in within the IPL in November 2008 after the 26-11 terrorist assaults in Mumbai by Pakistani militants. The 2008 IPL ran easily from April 18 to June 1. Yasser Arafat has stated that Shah Rukh Khan had given him a 3 – yr contract to play for Kolkata within the 2009 IPL and that he was able to play.
‘I used to be taking part in county cricket for Kent in 2008. The choice workforce of Kolkata Knight Riders arrived there. “They told me that Shah Rukh Khan told me to play for Kolkata,” stated Yasser Arafat. ‘At first I believed it was a joke. I questioned why Shah Rukh Khan needed to depart some individuals to speak concerning the deal. However they gave me a card and requested for my contract particulars, ”stated Yasser Arafat.
‘Three weeks later, the Kolkata choice workforce despatched an electronic mail. They despatched me a letter asking why I had not known as. Shah Rukh Khan known as me with a 3 yr contract. “Welcome,” stated Yasser Arafat.
‘In the meantime, in November 2008, the Mumbai blasts occurred. With that got here the truth that Pakistani gamers might by no means play within the IPL. It might be unlucky … I and different Pakistani gamers won’t ever be capable to play within the IPL, ”stated Yasser Arafat. Pakistani militants have been attacking Mumbai for 4 days. On November 26,27,28,29. 175 individuals had been killed within the assault.
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