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Once a next-big-thing, now a farmer

Anyone who watched IPL will always remember Kamran Khan. He was impressive in hist first stint with Rajasthan Royals in 2009. Shane Warne had banked upon the young seamer, choosing him to bowl the first ever Super Over of IPL. He repaid the faith was put in by the Australian legend by dismissing hard-hitting Gayle and scripted a win for the Royals.

The then, 19-year-old was bowling at 140 Km/hr and his ability to hit the block holes at will was commendable. Had BCCI managed him properly, he could have become the next-big-thing in the Indian cricket but where is he now? He works at his brother’s farm. Yes, you heard it right. Unbelievable, heart-breaking yet true.

BCCI gets a lot of money from IPL but does they use it for nurturing prodigies? Kamran Khan was not the only example, Paul Valthaty , Swapnil Asnodkar to name a few.

Time has come for BCCI to spend some money for youngsters to find their feet in international cricket else next-big-things will become big zeroes