The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) trend of adding quality rowers as net throwers has continued after the MS Dhoni-led team attacked young Afghanistan rhythm sensation Fazalhaq Farooqi as a net thrower for next season. of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Not long ago, CSK had recruited South African fast pitcher Hardus Viljoen for a similar role.
Farooqi left for Mumbai, where he is supposed to join the quarantined CSK team before starting training at Wankhede Stadium.
The 20-year-old sprinter made his international debut in the third T20I against Zimbabwe earlier this month. Farooqi bagged a wicket in his first game, which Afghanistan won by 47 runs.
The left-arm has played 12 first-class games so far, in which he has collected 22 wickets at 36.09. He has also appeared in 6 A-List games and 2 T20s, pocketing 6 and 1 scalp, respectively.
Speaking of CSK players, they are currently in quarantine after landing in Mumbai on Wednesday. The team has finished its training camp in Chennai, which was attended by Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, and others.
CSK has also unveiled its new IPL 2021 jersey with a special camouflage design as a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. The three-time champions will kick off their 2021 IPL campaign against last season’s runners-up Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 10 in Mumbai.
The “Yellow Army” expects a turnaround after experiencing its worst IPL season last year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They failed to make the playoffs for the first time in tournament history, finishing seventh in the league stage.