Praveen Kumar (in picture) has replaced Zaheer Khan in the Mumbai squad © Getty Images (File Photo)
Praveen Kumar (in picture) has replaced Zaheer Khan in the Mumbai squad © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

May 8, 2014

 

Out-of-favour Indian medium pacer, Praveen Kumar has replaced injured Zaheer Khan in the Mumbai Indians squad for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014.

 

Praveen, who didn’t find any taker during the IPL 2014 auction, would be mighty relieved on finally getting some action. Mumbai turned a man short after veteran pacer, Zaheer injured himself during the tournament last week. Praveen, fondly known as PK, played IPL 2013 in Kings XI Punjab‘s colours. He played for Punjab since 2011, before which he plied his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 

The news of Praveen joining the Mumbai squad was confirmed by Rohit Sharma‘s message to the seamer on Twitter: