IPL 2022: RCB ropes in uncapped leg-spinner from Afghanistan as a net bowler


With only a few days left for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore has made a surprise move before their first game.

According to the reports, Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed an uncapped player from Afghanistan named Izharulhaq Naveed, a leg-spinner who will join the squad as a net bowler.

The youngster has confirmed it officially by sharing a story on his official Instagram handle with the RCB jersey. Recently, he was part of the U-19 team of Aghanistan that took part in the ICC U19 World Cup.

During the tournament, the leg-spinner has been quite impressive with the ball, having picked 3 wickets after getting featured in six matches and maintaining an economy of well below 4. 

They know that they have a job to do: Gautam Gambhir

Deepak Hooda - Krunal Pandya

On the other side, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya who had a controversy last year will be representing Lucknow Super Giants in this edition of the Indian Premier League.

When a lot of fans were speaking that they can't play together, the former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir has opened up about this issue. According to the reports from Sportskeeda, Gautam Gambhir said, "Look, you don’t have to be best friends off the field to perform on it.

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They are professionals and they know that they have a job to do. You don’t have to go out for dinner every night if you are playing in the same team."

"I have not been friends with everyone in every team that I have played in. But that hasn’t stopped me from giving my best when I am out there on the field.

These are matured people and they know there are here to win matches for Lucknow," Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

Here is the image shared by Izharulhaq Naveed:

Izharulhaq Naveed - IPL 2022 - RCB