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Morne ‘excited’ to be with KKR

Dhaka: Morne Morkel, South Africa’s impact-making quick, is “excited” about being bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders at last month’s auction for IPL VII and beyond.

“I’m definitely excited... The Knights are past champions (in 2012) and, so, it’s a franchise which knows how to win... Yeah, I’ll be wearing the Knights’ jersey with positive thoughts,” Morne told The Telegraph on Thursday.

Speaking at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon, before South Africa departed for Chittagong, Morne added: “In fact, I’m looking forward to feeding off Wasim Akram, the Knights’ bowling coach. I’m sure I’ll benefit by getting to work with a legend.”

Asked if he’d be under pressure, given the high expectations, Morne replied: “I’m not thinking of the expectations. I have a job to do and, hopefully, will do it well.”

Morne last wore the Delhi DareDevils’ colours. The franchise, by the way, didn’t retain anybody.