Yasir Arafat recalls when Sourav Ganguly attended his wedding

Arafat also revealed the KKR co-owner Shahrukh Khan offered him a 3-year IPL contract in 2008.

Sourav Ganguly attended Yasir Arafat's marriage | Twitter

Former Pakistan pacer Yasir Arafat has recently revealed that the former Indian captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly had taken out some time from his busy schedule to attend his wedding.

Arafat also revealed that he had sent invitation cards to many cricketers but not all of them could turn up for the occasion, but Ganguly attended his wedding despite being busy.

Arafat said on the Sports Yaari YouTube Channel, “Sourav Ganguly is also very humble. I don't think many fans would know it, but he even attended my wedding. I had invited many cricketers, but not everyone came. I had requested Sourav and he came. I think he was a little busy at that time. Still, he attended my wedding ceremony.”

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The former all-rounder has also revealed that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan had offered him a contract for the Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2008.

He further recalled, “I missed the first edition of IPL. Before the second edition, Kolkata Knight Riders sent a special scout for me to England. He was advised to observe my performances. That scout met me and told me that Shah Rukh Khan had been closely following my stats. I did not believe the scout and thought someone was pulling a prank on me. He gave me his card, but I never responded.”

Arafat signed off by saying, “Then, I got a call from India and they asked why I did not reach out. After realizing it was not a prank, I learned that KKR was set to offer a three-year contract to me. Shah Rukh Khan called me the next day and said 'Welcome on board, I want you to play for my team.' So, he came to London and offered me the contract.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 11 Jun, 2021

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