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Ali Khan becomes the first American ever to join IPL

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History has been created with the signing of Ali Khan by Kolkata Knight
Riders. Ali Khan, a fast bowler from the United States, is the first-ever
American player to play an IPL. The 29-year-old is the replacement of
the English left-arm medium-pacer Harry Gurney. Harry Gurney suffered
a shoulder injury and has been pulled out making way for the
American.

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Ali was also the part of the recent CPL champions Trinbago Knight
Riders. With the economy rate of 7.43 and picking up eight wickets in the
tournament, he had quite a season.

Earlier in an interview with Sportstar, he showed his love towards the IPL, saying, “I was in the auction last year but wasn’t picked, which was
tough as I thought my chances were pretty good. This year, if I get
picked, it’ll be something of a bonus. Since I started playing seriously,
the IPL has been the one I’ve targeted. It’d be a dream come true”.

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