Hyderabad: One keepers loss was anothers gain. As Australian Brad Haddins injury halted his Indian Premier League (IPL) journey, luck smiled on a South African, Mark Boucher, who was earlier ignored by the franchises at the IPL auctions.
For Boucher, playing in IPL-IV for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is like a window of relief.
Terming the IPL call-up as a surprise, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that he was happy to begin his IPL journey on a winning note as the Knights defeated the Deccan Chargers by 20 runs, on Tuesday.
Well, the IPL call-up was a big surprise… Haddin got injured and that gave me an opportunity. But thats very tough for a player, getting injured midway into the meet. However, it has been a good outing for me today, Boucher said.
That he was desperate to be back in action was evident when he said: I missed the World Cup and the first part of the IPL-IV as well… Its good be back.