Afghanistan Star’s Ambitious Pledge: Aiming to Propel RCB to Victory in IPL 2024

Afghanistan Star's Ambitious Pledge: Aiming to Propel RCB to Victory in IPL 2024
Afghanistan Star's Ambitious Pledge: Aiming to Propel RCB to Victory in IPL 2024
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Afghanistan batsman Najibullah Zadran has shared his IPL objectives ahead of the highly anticipated auction for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

He has declared that his favourite IPL team is RCB, and he believes Virat Kohli should take home the title. The batsman who is left-handed has put forward his name for the auction, with a starting price of Rs 50 lakh.

Throughout the Indian Premier League’s existence, RCB has been among the unluckiest teams. Despite their constant boasting of having excellent players, RCB has never once been able to win the IPL.

Afghanistan Star's Ambitious Pledge: Aiming to Propel RCB to Victory in IPL 2024

The last time RCB was this close to winning the championship was in 2016, when they fell to SRH in the final. In the IPL, Faf du Plessis will captain RCB.

The 30-year-old played for the Afghanistan team that recently made waves in the cricket world during the ODI World Cup.

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Up until the competition’s last stages, the Hashmatullah Shahidi-led team had defeated teams like England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and was in the semi final race.

They eventually ended ahead of teams like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and England, taking sixth place in the points standings.

And although the majority of the Afghan players made an impression, Najibullah Zadran was not as effective.

He participated in the competition’s first two games but managed just 7 runs before choosing to voluntarily withdraw from the starting lineup.

Even if he did not perform well in Indian circumstances, Najibullah Zadran is still optimistic about signing an IPL deal. In addition, he declared his desire to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore and support Virat Kohli in winning his first IPL championship.

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“Playing in the IPL is a dream for every player.” Likewise, mine is. My goal is to be a player for Bangalore’s Royal Challengers.

Hopefully, we win the IPL this time around because Virat Kohli hasn’t won it yet, Najibullah Zadran told Hindustan Times.

Despite having a poor World Cup performance, the left-hander has an outstanding T20I record.

He has scored 1712 runs with a strike rate of nearly 140 and an average of over 31 in 94 games played thus far. In the game’s smallest version, he has eight half-centuries to his credit as well.

Najibullah Zadran continued by discussing his choice to withdraw from the starting eleven following his lacklustre performance in the World Cup’s opening two matches.

The middle-order batsman said he was having trouble with his form and that’s why he opted to give the younger players space.

To be honest, I wasn’t in good form. In the final series before the World Cup (against Pakistan), I too didn’t play to my best.

I therefore went up to the coach and expressed my desire to take a break. Give the young people the chance instead, I urged.

Both the team and I benefit more from it. As I assisted the players on the field, I was giving my bench-side knowledge. The fact that our squad won games was ultimately what mattered most, according to Najibullah Zadran.

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