Mohammed Kaif [Image: Tribune], Rajasthan Royal (the only team whose owner is a PhD)’s most expensive recruit, is taken to South Africa. He then plays one match against the Cape Cobras, scratches around as he has done for the most part of his career, hits one lofted shot to the boundary and then gets a leading edge to the spinner and walks back.
Next thing he knows he is on the flight back to India, his services no longer needed.
This is even the more shocking because an astrologer had said that Kaif will “rock” this year in the IPL. I presume that means he will be listening to rock music while the IPL is on.
At least it is good to know that while one Kaif is going out, another Kaif, who will definitely provide more entertainment to all, will fly in.
Of course it would be most inappropriate to say that Kaif has been fired. Not at all. Using the euphemistic vocabulary perfected by Indian IT majors none more than this company with whom the Royals have a tie-up, it should be said that Kaifu has most possibly been sun-setted/deprecated and will no longer be maintained.