Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and took 4 wickets against Delhi Daredevils at the famous Eden Gardens.
This was one of the solo performances from any Pakistan player that season, and it turned out, for many years to come.
The India-Pakistan relations worsened after the 26/11 terror attacks, and Pakistan players have been banned from the Indian Premier League since then.
Meanwhile, when the legendary speedster was asked about prospects of any Pakistan player featuring in the cash-rich league in the future, he sounded confident and made a big prediction about Babar Azam, the number one batter in T20Is and ODIs.
“In the auction, Babar would go for 15-20 crore and could be the most expensive Pakistan player,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
The IPL 2022 has started with a bang with champion teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings losing their opening games.