18-year-old bowling sensation from India, Kamlesh Nagarkoti was sold to Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Indian Premier League auctions 2018 held in Bengaluru on January 27.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who hails from Rajasthan, is currently a part of the Indian U-19 World Cup team led by Prithvi Shaw. He grabbed the spotlight after he clocked a massive 146 kmph speed during the ongoing U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly were left impressed with his performance (3/29) against U-19 Australian team that helped the Indian team start their U-19 WC campaign on a flier.
India's fast bowling sensation, 18-year old Kamlesh Nagarkoti can bowl at 140+ & will be treat to watch in @IPL 2018!_#KnightRiders, let's give him a huge welcome to the #KKR family! #KnightsOf2018 #KorboLorboJeetbo #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/djsy1KQMMf
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 27, 2018
Meanwhile, India’s U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw was sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.2 crore. 18-year-old Shubman Gill, who is also a part of Indian U-19 WC squad, fetched Rs 1.8 crore. He will also play for KKR.
Here is your pass to Daredevilry, Prithvi Shaw! pic.twitter.com/Uqx7NQO1DX
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) January 27, 2018
Earlier, KKR refused to use the RTM card to retain their former captain Gautam Gambhir after he was sold to DD for Rs 2.8 crore.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian youngsters Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul emerged as the most valueable players at the IPL auction.
Debut season winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) secured Stokes for an eye-popping Rs 12.5 crore. Pandey and Rahul were both sold for Rs 11 crore.
The 11th season of the cash-rich IPL will start from April 7 in Mumbai.