Mohammad Kaif, who has been associated with Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, was absent from the mega auction in Bengaluru. He was present with the official broadcaster Star Sports as one of cricket experts for two days.
The former India cricketer revealed an interesting episode involving R Ashwin and Steve Smith, who were part of Delhi based franchise for the 14th edition of the tournament.
While R Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2022, Steve Smith went unsold. Meanwhile, Kaif stated that Ashwin never bowled his stock deliveries to Smith, who came to net sessions with camera placed on his helmet.
“Ashwin never bowled his top deliveries to Steve Smith as he had camera placed on the top of his helmet for the recording purpose. As Ashwin has been a part of Test matches against Australia, he made sure Smith had no prior information,” said Mohammad Kaif.