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Bangladesh's first Knight
February 13, 2009

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Mashrafe Mortaza hogged the headlines at the Indian Premier League players' auction for the second season in Goa recently.

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    The 25-year-old, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$600,000, went for 12 times his base price of $50,000 after a fierce bidding war between the franchisees that lasted nearly 25 minutes.

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  • True, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff were signed on as the most expensive purchases for a record amount of US $1.55 million each, but even they could not manage what the Bangladesh fast bowler did.

    Photographs: Reuters

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