New Delhi. Former Team India fast bowler Praveen Kumar has made a big revelation about the first season of the Indian Premier League. He said that in IPL 2008, he had to face a lot of pressure to choose the franchise of his choice, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Praveen Kumar revealed this in an interview given to a website.
During an interview with The Lallantop, Praveen Kumar revealed that he was from Meerut. In such a situation, he had initially decided to join Delhi Daredevils team. However, RCB had signed the contract with him without giving complete information. For this reason he could not play for the Delhi team. When he spoke to the then IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi about this issue, he threatened to end his career.
Praveen Kumar said, "I didn’t want to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore because Bangalore was far away from my home. I didn’t know English very well and the food of my choice was not available there. Delhi was very close to Meerut. This would have given me a chance to go home even while playing the match. That’s why I wanted to play from Delhi. However, during the auction itself, a person there made me sign some paper. I didn’t know there was a contract. I also told him that I want to play for Delhi Daredevils and not for Bangalore."
This former Indian pacer further said, then Lalit Modi called me and threatened that he would ruin my career. In the same interview, Praveen Kumar also made a big revelation on ball tampering. He told that Pakistani bowlers used to scratch the ball to achieve reverse swing.