IPL and its glory is just unimaginable to match not only for other cricketing tournaments but for some other sports also. IPL lures players from all across the world even the players from other sports dream of playing in IPL. The competition and intensity of IPL is such that not only spectators but also players crave for getting a single moment of the limelight provided by the marquee event.
In the first edition of the tournament itself, IPL set itself as a brand among the other cricketing leagues across the globe. That editions saw players, the world over, participating in an unprecedented environment.
Rajasthan Royals, one of the least star studded team that year, surprised one and all by winning the inaugural edition of the marquee tournament. Sohail Tanvir, Pakistani speedster, made the world to take notice of his potential with the best ever bowling figures in the IPL. He turned out to be the leading wicket-taker in that edition with 22 wickets in 11 games.
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But, as the destiny decided, after the terrorist attacks at Taj Hotel in Mumbai later that year, Indian Government ended every kind of bilateral ties with the Pakistan. And from then on, no Pakistani Cricketer is allowed to take part in the most fascinating cricket league of the world.
Sohail Tanvir, in a latest talk GTV news channel, regretted to not be a part of the IPL anymore. The 35-year old Pakistani speedster is still hopeful of a recall form the national cricket team and has not given up the hopes of representing Pakistan in World T20 later this year.
“Yes as a professional cricketer there is regret that myself and other Pakistani players can’t appear in the IPL. It is realistically the top T20 league in the world. Which player would not like to play in it,” said Tanvir in his talk.
I have not given up hope of getting a recall to the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup and World T20 this year. Then we also have another World T20 next year in India. The fact that the selectors have recalled Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik for the series against Bangladesh has given me lot of hope. It means seniors are still in contention,” Tanvir added while talking on Gsports on the GTV News channel.