Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has finally got a reason to party as the player who went unsold in the IPL 2017 auction was included in Kings XI Punjab.
Currently, India's senior-most pace bowler in the Test squad(77 matches), Ishant went unsold at the IPL Players' auction in February where his base price was a whopping Rs 2 crore.
His name came up twice but none of the franchises picked him, mainly due to his high base price.
However, it is understood that Kings XI Punjab, whose pace attack needs a bit of experience, got Ishant on board.
Over the years, Ishant has played for a number of franchises starting from Kolkata Knight Riders, DeccanChargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants.
The 28-year-old has 88 wickets from the 107 Twenty20matches he has played and has an economy rate of 7.75 with best bowling figures of 5 for 12.