Nayan Doshi becomes the oldest player to register for the IPL Auction

Nayan Doshi has some excellent records in domestic circuit.

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Nayan Doshi. (Photo by Daniel Hambury – PA Images via Getty Images)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) throws up several surprises every year, isn’t it? And now, before the much-awaited IPL auctions ahead of the 14th edition of the league, there is another surprise that is awaiting all the fans.

At the age of 42, Nayan Doshi has registered for the upcoming IPL auctions on 18th February 2021, and has created a record of sorts, as he is the oldest player ever to register for the auctions. Interestingly, Doshi has not played a single match at the international level for his country. But, he has been a part of the IPL for two seasons (2010 and 2011) and was a part of the squads of Rajasthan Royals (RR) as well as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) outfits. He has picked up 2 wickets in IPL cricket.

In a freewheeling chat with Sportskeeda, Nayan Doshi said that he is ready and is bowling at his best. He also said that he is itching for a chance to prove himself again. Being the son of a former cricketer (Dilip Doshi), Nayan added that he wants his 73-year-old father to check and see his performance level. He concluded by stating that he did not take too many opinions, but would take some advice from his father regarding his bowling.

“I am ready, and I am bowling the best. I love the game, and I want a chance to prove myself again. When it comes to cricket, I want my dad to see and check (how I am performing). I decided in January that I am going to start playing again. My dad gave me a couple of weeks. I wouldn’t take too many opinions. My dad being my dad, if I wasn’t bowling up to the mark, he would just say ‘don’t do this,” said Doshi.

Nayan Doshi’s impressive first-class career

Even though an India cap always eluded him, Doshi has generated some very good numbers in first class cricket. He has played 70 first class matches and picked up 166 wickets with his left-arm spin. He has also featured in 74 List A Games and scalped 64 wickets. In domestic T20 games, Doshi has picked up 68 wickets from 52 matches, at an excellent average of 16.80 and a miserly economy rate of just 6.80.

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