Krishmar Santokie was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 7 player auction © Getty Images
Kingston: Feb 18, 2014
Jamaican fast bowler Krishmar Santokie has said his being picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction was a dream come true.
Santokie was selected by defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on the final auction day for $50,000, reports CMC.
He is set to join West Indies teammate, the big-hitting Kieron Pollard on the Mumbai roster.
Pollard was retained by the champions after their win over Dwayne Bravo’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the 2013 final.
“It’s like a dream come true,” Santokie told the Jamaica Star newspaper.
“Since the T20 format came in, it has always been my desire to play in the World Twenty20, the IPL, the Australian Big Bash League, and so on.”
Santokie is regarded as one of the best Twenty20 bowlers in the region, given his ability to swing the ball and vary his pace at high speeds.
He entered the auction on the back of an outstanding season last year in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
“So to see the IPL, which we also know is the biggest stage for the format outside of the international arena, I am extremely happy.”
The 29-year-old is the only first-timer on a list of eight West Indians that were drafted during the action.